King Lear (1971 USSR film)

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King Lear
King Lear (film poster).jpg
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Directed byGrigori Kozintsev
Written byGrigori Kozintsev
William Shakespeare (play)
Boris Pasternak (Russian translation, 1919)
StarringJüri Järvet
Elza Radziņa
Galina Volchek
Music byDmitri Shostakovich
CinematographyJonas Gricius
Edited byYe. Makhankova
Production
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Release date
8 February 1971 (Soviet Union)
Running time
130 minutes
CountrySoviet Union
LanguageRussian

King Lear (Russian: Король Лир, translit. Korol Lir) is a 1971 Soviet drama film directed by Grigori Kozintsev, based on William Shakespeare's play King Lear. The Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich composed the score.

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