The Cherry Orchard
"Rampling has rarely delivered a more elegant performance"--The London Times
Greek director Michael Cacoyannis applies a wise and elegiac tone to his adaptation of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, basing it on his own new translation of the classic 1904 play. He adds a prologue set in Paris, but otherwise keeps the focus on the country manor of the debt-ridden Russian aristocrats, headed by Charlotte Rampling as the clan's fickle matriarch. As the New York Times remarks, "What makes this Cherry Orchard different from almost every other interpretation...is Ms. Rampling's extraordinarily rich portrait of Ranevskaya." The soundtrack features Tchaikovsky piano music played by Vladimir Ashkenazy. (137 mins.)
Admission$5 students (tickets required)
Support for the 2002-03 film/video season provided by the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
International films presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.