Stage Russia HD: Uncle Vanya
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 Chekhovís 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.