War and Peace (restored) | Part 1
(USSR/1966—directed by Sergei Bondarchuk)
At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry prepared to outdo Hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a titanic, awe-inspiring adaptation of Tolstoy’s masterwork in which the fates of three souls—the blundering, good-hearted Pierre; the heroically tragic Prince Andrei; and the radiant, tempestuous Natasha—collide amid the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars.
With a cast of thousands and a battery of innovative camera techniques, director Sergei Bondarchuk conjures a sweeping vision of grand balls and breathtaking battles that overwhelm with expressionistic power. War and Peace succeeded wildly, winning the Oscar® for Best Foreign Language film and setting a new standard for epic, pre-digital moviemaking.
This new restoration includes footage never before seen in the US. In Russian and French with English subtitles.
Each ticket includes admission to all four parts, which can be seen at any of these times:
- Part 1 (147 min.) | 7:00 p.m. Fri, June 14 & 12:00 p.m. Sat, June 15
- Part 2 (98 min.) | 3:30 p.m. Sat, June 15 & 12:00 p.m. Sun, June 16
- Part 3 (81 min.) | 7:00 p.m. Sat, June 15 & 2:30 p.m. Sun, June 16
- Part 4 (96 min.) | 9:30 p.m. Sat, June 15 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, June 16
“War and Peace is great cinema. It is as spectacular as a movie can possibly be… the definitive epic of all time.” -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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