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Siberian Lady Macbeth (1961, Andrzej Wajda)

TitleSiberian Lady Macbeth
Release LocationsYugoslavia
DirectorAndrzej Wajda
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs, 32 mins
Play ConnectionsMacbeth (derivative)


A film adaptation from the 19th-century novel by Nikolay Leskov, Lady Macbeth of Minsk (1865), which was also made into a movie by Enrico Guazzoni in 1917 (see 292). According to the BUFVC catalog, in this version there is "a fusion of Leskov's psychological naturalism and the broader, more poetic sweep of Shakespeare's play."

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

CastMiodrag Lazarevic
CastOlivera Markovic
CastLjuba Tadic

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorAndrzej Wajda

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell