First screened in May 2018
Director: Michael Mayer. Cast: Annette Bening, Billy Howle, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Still, Jon Tenney, Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy, Michael Zegen, Mare Winningham, Glenn Fleshler, Ben Thompson, Barbara Tirrell, Thomas Hettrick, Paul Krisikos. Screenplay: Stephen Karam (based on the play by Anton Chekhov). Twitter Capsule:
Fitful with promise, especially from Stoll and Bening. Edits veer from supple to crazed. Problems grow toward the end.
Malle aside, the hurdles against realizing Chekhov onscreen remain formidableand adapting him memorably is even harder than adapting him well!