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Stage Russia HD: Uncle Vanya

Year: 2018

Genre: Live Theatre

Duration: 175 mins

Starring: Sergey Makovetskiy, Evgeniya Kregzhde, Ludmilla Maksakova, Vladimir Simonov

Director: Rimas Tuminas

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. This Uncle Vanya is about what ChekhovÌ_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. A Golden Mask Winner for Best Drama, featuring the inimitable Sergey Makovetskiy as Voynitsky. Captured on film before a live audience from Moscow's venerable Vakhtangov Theatre. Russian with English subtitles.