Stage Russia: The Black Monk
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Showings
Ticket Prices
General Public:20.00
Members:15.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):10.00
Film Info
Program:Stage on Screen
Stage Russia
Tags:Adaptation
Theater
Culture & Society
Release Year:2017
Runtime:120 min
Country:Russia
Language:Russian
with English subtitles
Print Source:SpectiCast
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcUQw5siXjE
Cast/Crew
Director:Kama Ginkas
Screenwriter:Anton Chekhov
Principal Cast:Sergei Makovetskii
Igor Yasulovich
Julia Svezhakova
Valery Barinov
Description

Based on the short story by Anton Chekhov, THE BLACK MONK tells the tragic tale of philosophy student Andrey Vasil'ich Kovrin. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Kovrin decides to visit his childhood friend Tanya Pesotsky at the estate of her father. As he and Tanya develop a relationship and eventually marry, a black monk of legend begins appearing to Kovrin in visions. Though these hallucinations at first imbue the young man with joy and energy, they eventually lead to his ruin.

Kama Ginkas’ dramatization of Chekhov’s story for The Moscow Young Generation Theater has become a theatre sensation. The show has won the Grand Prix and the Critics’ Prize for Best Production at the Baltic House international theater festival in St. Petersburg.


STAGE ON SCREEN

The world’s finest stage performances from London’s National Theatre and numerous other world-renowned theaters, shown on-screen at the St. Anthony Main Theatre.