The Seagull

The Seagull
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Michael Mayer
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Saoirse Ronan, Brian Dennehy
  • UK release: 7 September 2018

A celebrated actress (Bening) descends on the country estate of her ailing brother (Dennehy). This umpteenth adaptation of Chekhov’s play has a great cast, but there are too many pretty pictures of the lake and the woods and the subtleties of the piece are rarely touched on. Less than affecting.

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The Seagull

3 Sep 20183 stars

Anton Chekhov's masterpiece is brought to the screen with a fine cast but lack of unifying vision

Celebrated, ageing actress Irina (Annette Bening) and her younger lover, famous writer Boris (Corey Stoll), descend on the country estate of her ailing brother Sorin (Brian Dennehy) – a seemingly idyllic lakeside scene that's already a hotbed of love…

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