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The Seagull: dir Michael Mayer (2018)
14 November 2019 @ 6.30 pm - 8.00 pmFree
Michael Mayer’s direction of this adaptation of Chekhov’s play The Seagull (script by Stephen Karam) stars Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening alongside Corey Stoll and Billy Howle. The consensus is that the acting is great, and the original drama is pretty good too; but as the Rotten Tomatoes aggregator notes, the film “does little to distinguish itself from other Chekhov adaptations”. The Telegraph review was harsher: “Chekhov’s drama obstinately refuses to come to life”. Still, you can never have too much Chekhov (or too much Saoirse Ronan or Annette Bening).