Onkel Wanja

Onkel Wanja

Deutschland 2016/2017, Spielfilm


Uncle Vanya

Following her award-winning adaptation of Schnitzler’s "Fräulein Else" (2011-13), writer-director Anna Martinetz has returned to literature for her contemporary interpretation of Anton Chekhov’s play "Uncle Vanya".

By combining documentary elements with Chekhov’s original dialogues, Martinetz shows that the clash of generations and ideologies is as topical today as it was more than 100 years ago in pre-revolutionary Russia. Reasons for economic and financial crises become apparent through the inclusion of real-life telephone and email correspondence from the 2008 financial crisis, while the challenges faced by a landowner like "Uncle Vanya" are underscored through interviews with today’s sustainable farming community. 

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH


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