Andrey Konchalovsky: a retrospective

Uncle Vanya

Producer
Scriptwriter A. Konchalovsky
Director A. Konchalovsky
Director of Photography G. Rerberg
Y. Guslinsky
Sound L. Kusakova
Composer A. Shnitke
Production Designer N. Dvigubskiy
L. Kusakova
V. Rappoport
Production Mosfilm Studio
Production group TOVARISCH
Timing 98 min.
Year 1970
Age restriction 0+
Country USSR
Cinema Date/Time
DOM KINO 3 September 15:00
Cast:

Innokenti Smoktunovsky
Sergei Bondarchuk
Irina Kupchenko
Irina Miroshnichenko
V. Zeldin
I. Anisimova-Wulf
N. Pastukhov
Y. Mazurova
V. Butenko

 

 

The adaptation of the play by A. Chekhov

Russian countryside. «Existence is tedious, it is a senseless, dirty business…»  The unrequited love of Uncle Vanya for the woman, whom the fate has brought to the crumbling country estate, adds up to his disappointment and desolation. The hysteria of a member of the Russian intelligentsia, who has not become a Dostoevsky or a Schopenhauer, does not surprise the viewer. Since we, Russians, are always ready for catastrophes and always soothe ourselves with an elusive hope for the future – «we shall see heaven shining like a jewel…»