Voyna i Mir (War and Peace) 1966-67 (2019 Restoration) G

10.30AM Mon 7 Oct 2019 (7hrs 32mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

This epic, seven-hour adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy novel War and Peace is an extraordinarily lavish telling of a love triangle between three characters whose stories interweave amid the Napoleonic Wars.

Afforded an unlimited budget and boundless resources from the Soviet state, including access to the Russian army, War and Peace features — quite literally — a cast of thousands. First conceived as a Soviet response to the Hollywood adaptation of the novel a few years prior, the film has been restored by Russian studio Mosfilm. In an unparalleled technical marvel, the camera swoops over battlefields and glides through ballroom dances brimming with sophistication and opulence. Director Sergei Bondarchuk injects impeccable artistry to Tolstoy’s vast narrative crafting the film into an intimate, sweeping tale.

CREDITS

452 MINUTES (INCLUDES INTERMISSIONS), USSR, RUSSIAN, GERMAN AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: SERGEI BONDARCHUK / SCRIPTWRITERS: SERGEI BONDARCHUK, VASILIY SOLOVYOV (BASED ON THE ORIGINAL STORY BY LEO TOLSTOY) / CAST: LYUDMILA SAVELEVA, VYACHESLAV TIKHONOV, SERGEI BONDARCHUK, BORIS ZAKHAVA / RIGHTS: JANUS FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: 2K