Directed by Grigori Kozintsev
One of the truly great
Soviet films, and possibly the greatest adaptation of Shakespeare to the
screen. Sir Laurence Olivier, himself, saw brilliance in Grigori
Kozintsev's epic adaptation, shot in Lithuania. With a screenplay by
Boris Pasternak, and, the music of Shostakovich. Black and white. Russian
with English subtitles. 140 minutes.