Vanya On 42nd Street


(out of 5)

A very simple concept makes for the most compelling viewing. Louis Malle stages and directs a filmed dress rehearsal of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in an abandoned Manhattan theatre.  stars in this adaptation , which strips the original material down to its bare minimum and presents it as a naked, powerfully modern story. Unforgettable.

USA, 1994

Directed by 

Screenplay by , based on the play by , adapted by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

The Criterion Collection

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National Society of Film Critics Award Nominations
Best Supporting Actress (Brooke Smith)
Best Director (Louis Malle)

Independent Spirit Award Nominations
Best Supporting Male (Larry Pine)
Best Supporting Female (Brooke Smith)

Boston Film Critics Award
Best Actress (Julianne Moore)

Best Film
Best Actor (Wallace Shawn)
Best Actress (Brooke Smith)
Best Director (Louis Malle)