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Considered by many the finest screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s greatest work, Grigori Kozintsev’s
is a spare, haunting interpretation based on a translation by novelist Boris Pasternak. The malevolence afoot in the state of Denmark is magnificently captured by the foreboding black and white cinematography and the dark, dramatic score by composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In addition, acclaimed Russian actors Innokenti Smoktunovsky and Anastasia Vertinskaya offer stellar, award-winning performances. Kozintsev, a peer of Eisenstein’s who worked well into the 1960s, was a master of cinematic technique who finally achieved recognition at the end of his career for his stunning interpretations of Shakespeare. Leading film historian Richard Dyer wrote in the Boston Globe: “Paradoxically, the two most powerful films of Shakespeare plays [
] were made not in Great Britain but in the Soviet Union.” A Golden Globe Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In Russian with English Subtitles.
Grigori Kozintsev---USSR---1964---140 mins.
PEOPLE'S GALA CONCERT
STALIN BY THOSE WHO KNEW HIM
GORILLA BATHES AT NOON
LADY WITH THE DOG, THE