King Lear

Soviet Union, 1969

Film
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Kozintsev approached the play by creating a total environment for his characters to dwell in - a vast no-man’s land of moor and marsh populated by small communities in primitive castles and clusters of farm dwellings. He has made a superb film which from its beginning portends a tottering natural order and is filled with true Shakespearian energy, a mood doubly enhanced by the splendid score by Shostakovich which lifts the film onto an epic plane. In Russian with English subtitles.

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Credits

director

Grigorii Kozintsev

Duration

02:15:00:00

Production places
Soviet Union
Production dates
1969

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324632

Languages

English

Russian

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q2406650

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