Korol Lir (King Lear)
Korol Lir (King Lear) (1971)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 8, 1971
DVD Release Date: January 30, 2007
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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Another Shakespearean triumph from the Soviet master director Kozintsev.

Doug Cummings

The film is a visually impressive Russian recontextualization of the play with strong, empathic performances.

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Walter M.
King Lear(Juri Jarvet), sensing the end is near with his failing faculties, decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters in order to avert war.… More