Moskino to show film adaptations of plays starring Jude Law and Daniel Radcliffe
Between 12 November and 24 December, Moscow Culture Department’s Moskino cinema chain will show film adaptations of performances by the world’s largest theatres. The shows will take place at the Yunost and Zvezda cinemas. Eight plays will be shown as part of the programme.
At these cinemas, visitors will be able to see performances by the British National Theatre, the Globe Theatre – the oldest theatre in London, and first runs of plays by Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre and New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. All films will be shown in their original language with Russian subtitles.
The event will open with the 2017 film adaptation of the play Obsession by the British National Theatre. The film will be shown on 12 November at 4 pm at Yunost cinema. Its plot was based on the book called the Postman Always Rings Twice. The main character, incredibly untidy but charming Gino, gets acquainted with a married couple – Giuseppe and Giovanna. As Gino and Giovanna fall for each other, they decide to get rid of the woman’s husband. This crime, however, only repels the lovers from one another. The main character is played by Hollywood actor Jude Law. The play was directed by Ivo van Hove. On 26 November, at 4 pm, Yunost cinema will show the film adaptation of the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by the British National theatre, starring famous actor Daniel Radcliffe.
On 10 December, at the Yunost cinema people will be able to watch a film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest by London’s Globe Theatre, directed by Jeremy Herrin. This is a fantastic story about a wizard called Prospero, Duke of Milan, who was usurped and exiled from the city by his own brother, with the help of the king of Naples. Accompanied by his daughter Miranda, the wizard travels to an enchanted island to take revenge on his enemies and raises a storm at the exact same time when his brother and the king of Naples are sailing back home.
On 3 December, at the Zvezda cinema there will be a film of the 2017 Italian opera called Norma by Vincenzo Bellini, which was directed by David McVicar on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. This is a lyrical tragedy, the action of which is set in 50 BC. Norma, played by Sondra Radvanovsky, is a high priestess of the Druid temple. Despite all her vows, she falls in love with the proconsul Pollione and gives birth to his children. However, Pollione leaves her for another woman and tries to escape to Rome. The angry priestess makes up her mind to take revenge on the man and almost kills her children in a fit of despair.
On 24 December, just before the beginning of the New Year, people will be able to see the Bolshoi Theatre’s 2014 production of the Nutcracker directed by Yury Grigorovich. Tickets to all shows will shortly become available on the Moskino website.
12 November, 4 pm – Obsession by Ivo van Hove, the British National Theatre (Great Britain, in English with Russian subtitles)
26 November, 4 pm – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by David Leveaux, Royal National Theatre (Great Britain, in English with Russian subtitles)
10 December, 4 pm – The Tempest by Jeremy Herrin, the Globe Theatre (Great Britain, in English with Russian subtitles)
24 December, 4 pm – The Nutcracker by Yury Grigorovich, the Bolshoi Theatre (Russia).
26 November, 4.15 pm – The Magic Flute by Julie Taymor, Metropolitan Opera House (USA, in German with Russian subtitles)
3 December (time will be available at Moskino website) – Norma by David McVicar, Metropolitan Opera House (USA, in Italian with Russian subtitles)
10 December (time will be available at Moskino website) – The Exterminating Angel by Tom Cairns, Metropolitan Opera House (USA, in English with Russian subtitles)
17 December (time will be available at Moskino website) – The Taming of the Shrew by Igor Dronov, the Bolshoi Theatre (Russia)
24 December (time will be available at Moskino website) – The Nutcracker by Yury Grigorovich, the Bolshoi Theatre (Russia).