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.

Channel Four Films, Mayfair Entertainment, The Vanya Company

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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