New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series


February 2, 2001 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(British, 1999, 106 minutes, color, 35mm)

Directed by Martha Fiennes
Starring Ralph Fiennes, Liv Tyler, Toby Stephens, Lena Headey

ONEGIN, adapted from the verse novel by Aleksander Pushkin, is a period piece set in mid-19th century Russia. It focuses on the tragic, ironic love affair between the title character and a young woman named Tatiana. The film is a Fiennes family affair--Martha Fiennes makes her big-screen directorial debut, her brother Ralph plays the leading role, and her brother Magnus provides the musical score.