Unfinished Piece for a Player Piano

Неоконченная пьеса для механического пианино


Genre: Comedy/Drama
Duration: 98mins
Format: 35mm
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Cast: Yuri Bogatirev, Alexander Kaliagin, Yelena Solovey, Evgeniya Glushenko, Oleg Tabakov, Antonina Shuranova


  • Winner Golden Seashell (San Sebastian International Film Festival, 1977)

Classics Retrospective – Chekhov Screen Adaptations

A look at life of the Russian gentry in the late 19th Century. Adapted by Oscar winning director Nikita Mikhalkov from Anton Chekhov’s first play and some of his other works, school teacher Platonov has come with his wife to spend a summer weekend at a friend’s dacha.  Among the other guests there, he meets his former lady-love Sophia, who is now married to another man.  Platonov thought he had recovered from his affection for her, but quickly finds that this is not so.

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