King Lear

Presented by: National Gallery of Art
Sun, March 11

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East Building Auditorium

The greatest of all the cinematic adaptations of King Lear, this 1971 production by Grigori Kozintsev is based on a Russian translation by Boris Pasternak, and features the breathtaking black-and-white open-air cinematography of Ionas Gritsius. Shostakovich’s score is spare and haunting, with memorable use of woodwind. (Grigori Kozintsev, 1971, 35mm, subtitles, 139 minutes)

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe.


  • Sun, March 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm