The Cherry Orchard

Friday, March 4 - Sunday, March 6, 2016

“What makes this CHERRY ORCHARD different from almost every other interpretation (and makes it essential viewing for lovers of Chekhov) is Ms. Rampling’s extraordinarily rich portrait of Ranevskaya, who runs the estate with her ineffectual brother, Gaev (Alan Bates). In Ms. Rampling’s hands, a character typically depicted as a grand, dithering ninny isn’t as foolish as she’s often made out to be.

“A steely smile playing at the corners of her mouth, her eyes glinting with a covert self-awareness, Ms. Rampling’s Ranevskaya projects the psychological acuity of someone painfully aware of her own character flaws, yet stubbornly set in her self-defeating ways. A deeply paradoxical woman, she is one step away from being what we would call a control freak, yet she still ultimately loses control.” – Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Part of the series “Weekend Classics: Charlotte Rampling”

  • Country Greece/France/Cyprus
  • Language In English and French with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1999
  • Running Time 141 minutes
  • Director Michael Cacoyannis

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