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still from Vanya on 42nd Street (Louis Malle, US 1994)

Vanya on 42nd street

Louis Malle / US, 1994 / 119 min.

In the early 1990s, theatre director André Gregory staged a production of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in a tumbledown theatre in Manhattan. Louis Malle’s last film is an homage both to the creative process and to Chekhov’s devastating work. Chosen by Ivo van Hove.

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Theatre director Ivo van Hove: “Vanya on 42nd Street by Louis Malle is the best theatre film of all time. Theatre is the realm of the imagination, and Malle takes this to the highest level. It is the ultimate play on film. You will never see a better Chekhov.”

Details

Director

Louis Malle

Production year

1994

Country

US

Original title

Vanya on 42nd street

Length

119 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NONE

Format

DCP

Part of

All About Theatre About Film

Film and theatre influence each other continuously. To celebrate that relationship between the two worlds, Eye has invited stage director Ivo van Hove and scenographer Jan Versweyveld to compile an exhibition.

Learn more
All About Theatre About Film: Antonioni Project (after Michelangelo Antonioni) (2009) © Jan Versweyveld
still from Vanya on 42nd Street (Louis Malle, US 1994)
still from Vanya on 42nd Street (Louis Malle, US 1994)

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