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The Seagull / a Laluchien, Mar-Key Pictures, Artina Films production ; in association with KGB Media, Hyde Park International ; produced by Jay Franke, David Herro, Robert Salerno, Tom Hulce and Leslie Urdang ; screenplay by Stephen Karam ; directed by Michael Mayer.

Mayer, Michael, 1960- (film director.). Karam, Stephen, (screenwriter.). Franke, Jay ((Film producer),, film producer.). Herro, David, (film producer.). Salerno, Robert, (film producer.). Hulce, Tom, 1953- (film producer.). Urdang, Leslie, (film producer.). Bening, Annette, (actor.). Ronan, Saoirse, 1994- (actor.). Stoll, Corey, 1976- (actor.). Moss, Elisabeth, 1982- (actor.). Winningham, Mare, (actor.). Tenney, Jon, 1961- (actor.). Fleshler, Glenn, (actor.). Zegen, Michael, (actor.). Howle, Billy, 1989- (actor.). Dennehy, Brian, (actor.). Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Chań≠ka. (Added Author). Laluchien (Firm), (production company.). Mar-Key Pictures, (production company.). Artina Films, (production company.). KGB Media, (production company.). Hyde Park International (Firm), (production company.). Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), (publisher.). Criterion-on-Demand (Firm), (distributor.). Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen, Billy Howle, Brian Dennehy. (Cast).

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  • Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (approximately 98 minutes) : sound, color
  • Distributor: Vaughan, ON : Criterion-on-Demand, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Based on the play by Anton Chekhov.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Access restricted to subscribers.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Nico Muhly, Anton Sanko ; cinematographer, Matthew J. Lloyd ; editor, Annette Davey.
Participant or Performer Note:
Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen, Billy Howle, Brian Dennehy.
Summary, etc.:
Aging actress Irina visits the country estate where her brother Sorin and her son Konstantin reside. She brings her lover Boris, a successful novelist. The estate teems with desire, jealousy and angst. The estate manager's daughter Masha is in love with Konstantin, who is in love with the sweet neighbor Nina, who is in love with Boris. Boris casually uses and discards Nina while Irina continuously treats Konstantin with similar disdain. Emotions run high and things come to a head against the beautiful and idyllic backdrop of the countryside.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some mature thematic elements, a scene of violence, drug use, and partial nudity.
System Details Note:
Content available as downloadable file or streaming video.
Source of Description Note:
Title from distributor's web site (viewed Nov. 15th, 2018)
Subject: Artists > Russia > 19th century > Drama.
Authors, Russian > 19th century > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Russia > 19th century > Drama.
Genre: Streaming videos.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Romance films.
Film adaptations.
Comedy films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.

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