Eternity Film Series


WAR AND PEACE (1965-67) by Sergei Bondarchuk 
PART I: ANDREI BOLKONSKY, 140 min. 
 
War and Peace is a sprawling 6.5-hour Soviet historic drama adapted from Leo Tolstoy's 1869 novel that replicates of the comings and goings of Moscow's upper crust in the Napoleonic Era, the movements of armies over a seven-year period, and the author's endless musing on the nature of historical inquiry and the question of free will vs. historical determinism. Rated 100% by Rotten Tomatoes, the massive epic is something akin to a Russian Gone with the Wind re-interpreted by director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rogue). 
 
FILMS: War and Peace / Война и мир Part I Andrei Bolkonsky (1965-67) Sergei Bondarchuk, 70mm, clr, snd, English subtitles, 140 mins. 
 
“Exhaustive, spectacular, often dazzling in its ambition, the movie is still regarded as one of the wonders of epic cinema.” Seattle Times 
 
Note: War and Peace shown over multiple evenings. 
 
LINKS: 
https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/war-and-peace-1969
 
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Series Sponsors: CATV, Department of Film and Media Studies at Dartmouth, Department of Russian at Dartmouth, Jones Media Center at Dartmouth Library, VTIFF Vermont International Film Festival.