King Lear (1971 USSR film)

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King Lear
King Lear (film poster).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Grigori Kozintsev
Written by Grigori Kozintsev
William Shakespeare (play)
Boris Pasternak (Russian translation, 1919)
Starring Jüri Järvet
Elza Radzina
Galina Volchek
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Cinematography Jonas Gricius
Edited by Ye. Makhankova
Release dates
8 February 1971 (Soviet Union)
Running time
130 minutes
Country Soviet Union
Language Russian

King Lear (Russian: Король Лир) is a 1971 Soviet 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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