Oci Ciornie (Dark Eyes)
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Oci Ciornie was an international co-production tailored for Marcello Mastroianni. It received good reviews in Italy and France, and Mastroianni was awarded "Best Actor" at the Cannes Film Festival. However, some in Russia felt that director Mikhalkov (who previously received wide acclaim for another Chekhov adaptation, (An Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano) tried too hard to cater to foreign tastes rather than to convey Chekhov's mood. So this film conveys more of a foreign idea what Chekhov is about rather than a Russian one. In the story, Romano (Marcello Mastroianni) is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Marcello Mastroianni received a well-deserved Oscar nomination (his third) for playing an aging womanizer in Nikita Mikhalkov's charming fable based on Chekhov's stories."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A fine performance by Mastroianni"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"Has the ambiguity of a dream that gently reflects on the different shades of love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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