Language: In Russian with English subtitles
USSR | Lenfilm | 1970 | B&W | 130 mins | dir G.Kozintsev, with Yuri Yarvet, O.Dal, A.Petrenko, D.Banionis, Z.Gerdt, E.Vitorgan
Another Kozintsev's screen adaptation of a Shakespeare tragedy. King Lear had three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. One day he banished and repudiated his youngest and most loved daughter. But the evil elder sisters betrayed their father and blinded him. Having lost not only his kingdom, but even a plain shelter, the old Lear, accompanied by his loyal jester, had finally seen the light of truth and was reunited with Cordelia who was not afraid to share her father's fateâ¦
The musical score was written by the great Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich.
Grand Prize, Special Prize for Best Actor (Yuri Yarvet) at the Teheran IFF, 1972
Silver Hugo at the Chicago IFF, 1972
Gold Medal of Milan Municipality at the Milan IFF, 1973
Introduced by Ludmila Gromova and Vitaly Yerenkov
In collaboration with Kino Kino! Film Club
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