Korol Lir (King Lear)
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Korol Lir (King Lear)
This is a Russian, black-and-white production of the great Shakespearean classic, starring Juri Jarvet. Long-considered one of the greatest and most wrenching tragedies in world literature, King Lear shows that great force of character is not necessarily wise, rude speech is not necessarily unkind, and madness is in some cases a perfectly reasonable response to intolerable conditions. This film's low-key, dark imagery is a fitting match for the dark content of the play itself. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Another Shakespearean triumph from the Soviet master director Kozintsev."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"The film is a visually impressive Russian recontextualization of the play with strong, empathic performances."
‑ Doug Cummings, Filmjourney
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