24th Athens International Film Festival

Richard III

27/9/2016, 18:00, Greek Film Archive

Ian McKellen gives a stunning performance in this modernized, impressively staged, unorthodox adaptation of the violent Shakespearean play of the same name. Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent and Robert Downey Junior round out the cast and lend their glow to the -perhaps- most special Richard ever put on screen. Part of the "Shakespeare in the City" tribute / Free entrance

Copy of RICHARDIII

Having already played with gigantic success the role of Richard the III in G. Britain’s National Theatre, Ian McKellen can be proud to be the mastermind behind the much wanted modernization of the classic Shakespearean play into the big screen.

In 1995, in collaboration with Richard Loncraine who directed the film, he initially adapted the original text and went on to captivate the viewers by holding the leading role in a fresh and full of enduring metaphorical symbolisms that keep winking to the most painful time of modern European history. Worthy colleagues such as Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent and Robert Downey Jr. assemble the cast and offer their glow to the -perhaps- most special Richard ever recorded on celluloid. K. T.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Screenwriters: Ian McKellen, Richard Lonkraine
DoP: Peter Bizou
Music: Trevor James
Editor: Paul Green
Principal Cast: Ian McKellen, Annete Bening, Jim Broadbent

USA, UK | 1995 | Color | DCP | 104’ | English


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