Stage Russia HD – Uncle Vanya

 

UNCLE VANYA
Written by Anton Chekhov
DCP or Blu Ray

Rimas Tuminas’ reimagining of Anton Chekhov’s tale about broken illusions and dashed hopes is freed from its traditional trappings, leaving behind a battlefield for passions and colliding ambitions, We are given an empty space from which life has departed, a theatre space with grey slips, a plaster of Paris lion – a symbol of Petersburg, perhaps the ancestor who built the house came from there, a workbench made out of rough boards, an old sofa, several chairs of different colors. This “Uncle Vanya” is about what Chekhov’s characters think and what they admit to only at moments of emotional turmoil. They are at times tongue-tied or overly brutal, but their revelations break out of them fervently, desperately  just as a man breaks out of a stuffy room into the open air. A Golden Mask Winner for Best Drama, featuring the inimitable Sergey Makovetskiy as Voynitsky.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Finland.

In cinemas: January 11, 2018

Rights expiring on the 31st of December 2019.

Cast
Ivan Petrovich Voynitsky, Sonya’s uncle: Sergey Makovetskiy
Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov, a retired university professor: Vladimir Simonov
Elena Andreevna, professor’s wife: Anna Dubrovskaya
Sofia Alexandrovna (Sonya), professor’s daughter from his first marriage: Eugenia Kregzhde
Maria Vasilyevna Voynitsky, the widow of a privy councilor, mother of Vanya and the professor’s first wife: Liudmila Maksakova
Mikhail Lvovich Astrov, a doctor: Artur Ivanov
Ilya Ilych Telegin, an impoverished landowner: Yury Kraskov
Marina Timofeevna, a nurse: Inna Alabina
Efim, a workman: Sergey Epishev

Creative Team
Director: Rimas Tuminas
Set design and costumes: Adomas Jacovskis
Music: Faustas Latenas
Lighting Designer: Maya Shavdatuashvili

Length: 180 minutes (with one 15 minute intermission included)
Language: Russian with English subtitles