War and Peace
Voyna i mir
1967, Sergei Bondarchuk, USSR, 434 min. total
With Ludmila Savelyeva, Sergei Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Tikhonov
- Sat, Aug 31st 2:00pm
"The definitive epic of all time. . . You are never, ever going to see anything to equal it."--Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It is staggering to witness--even more so in the new, meticulously assembled digital restoration."--Joshua Barnes, The New York Times
WAR AND PEACE PART I
Note: This chapter includes a brief break at the 104-minute mark, but it is not an intermission.
- Sat, Aug 31st 2:00pm
WAR AND PEACE PART II
- Sat, Aug 31st 4:45pm
WAR AND PEACE PART III
- Sun, Sep 1st 2:00pm
WAR AND PEACE PART IV
- Sun, Sep 1st 4:00pm
There are epic films, and then there is WAR AND PEACE. Winner of the 1968 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this mammoth production took five years to complete, employing over 200,000 extras. Its cost in today's dollars has been estimated at $700 million. It tops several categories in the Guinness Book of Records.
But this WAR AND PEACE is much more than statistics and spectacle. Adapting Tolstoy's classic novel faithfully but dynamically, Bondarchuk balances the epic and the intimate, charging the film with vivid characterizations and powerful emotional climaxes. Bondarchuk himself plays the insecure intellectual Pierre, and Vyacheslav Tikhonov is a dashing Prince Andrei. As Natasha, the enchanting woman they both love against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, Lyudmila Savelyeva is not only a beautiful and talented actress but a trained ballerina whose exquisite grace contributes to a show-stopping ball sequence (Part II). The staggering Battle of Borodino sequence (Part III) deploys a good chunk of the Red Army.
Any home video viewing of this legendary achievement is bound to be inadequate. You don't want to see the biggest film of all time on a small screen. All screenings of WAR AND PEACE have been scheduled for our larger theater with its 32-foot screen. In Russian with English subtitles. New DCP digital widescreen restoration. (MR)
WAR AND PEACE DISCOUNT!
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for Part I of WAR AND PEACE, and get tickets for any show of the other parts at this discount rate per part with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount price applies to Parts II, III, and IV only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)