"Richard III" film screening with Ian McKellen
Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Saint-Petersburg
Shakespeare’s immortal tale of ambition, lust and murderous treachery is brilliantly modernised in this riveting 20th Century masterpiece. Adapted from the critically acclaimed stage production, this sees Ian McKellen as a weaselly Royal usurper. The setting is a comic-book vision of 1930s London: part-art deco, part-Third Reich, part-industrial-age rust and rot. Based on the stage version by Richard Eyre.
Director - Richard Loncraine, 1995
104 mins / colour / Cert: 15
Featuring: Sir Ian McKellen, Robert Downey Jr., Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent