"Romeo and Juliet" film screening

Tickets for Ekaterinburg
28 June, 19:30

Tickets for Saint-Petersburg
30 June, 19:00

Director - Franco Zeffirelli, 1968
138 mins / Colour / Cert: PG
Featuring: Laurence Olivier, Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey

Franco Zeffirelli directs this Academy Award-winning adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, breaking with tradition and casting 17-year-old Leonard Whiting and 15-year-old Olivia Hussey to play the lead roles. Narrated by Laurence Olivier and shot in Tuscany and Siena for an authentic Italian Renaissance touch, this British-Italian co-production pushed the boundaries of traditional Shakespearean productions by including nude love scenes. The famous score, composed by Nino Rota (who went on to write the music for The Godfather), emphasises the romanticised and fatal outcome for the two young lovers.