The Cherry Orchard
First screened in September 2012
Director: Michael Cacoyannis. Cast: Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Tushka Bergen, Katrin Cartlidge, Owen Teale, Melanie Lynskey, Andrew Howard, Frances de la Tour, Gerard Butler, Xander Berkeley, Michael Gough, Ian McNeice. Screenplay: Michael Cacoyannis (based on the play by Anton Chekhov).

Twitter Capsule: Stagy camera. Cacoyannis forces top-flight cast into stagy gestures and cadences. Still, the rue comes through.

VOR:   Clearest sign of risk or originality is the director's odd emphasis on vocal and stylistic variety among his cast. Chekhov on screen remains elusive.

Photo © 1999 Films de l'Astre/Eurimages/Greek Film Center/
Greek Television ET-1/Canal+/Amanda Productions/
Melanda Film Productions, © 2002 Kino International
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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