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King Lear

Director Peter BROOK
Info
  • UK, Denmark│
  • 1971│
  • 137min│
  • DCP│
  • b&w│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Peter Brook directs his own adaptation of classic tragedy. King Lear splits his kingdom between his three daughters, apportions the lands according to which daughter declaims her love for him best.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
233 2016. 04. 30 14:00 Jeonju Cinema Town 5 EK15
623 2016. 05. 04 14:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 5 EK15
909 2016. 05. 07 11:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 EK15

Review

King Lear is a famous story about a father betrayed by his daughters. After dividing his kingdom, Cordelia, Lear poses a question to his daughters. The king, after listening to their answers and feeling betrayed by the youngest one, kicked her out. Brook, who made Lord of the Flies and many other films, created a psychodrama through a absurd man. King Lear’s desire and confusion are clearly delivered in black and white, and his dispair and regrets are tightly followed. Frequent close-ups put King Lear on the focus of the plot effectively. The film focuses on the absurdity and regretfulness of a man. One of interesting approaches in the film is that Edmund, an antagonist, doesn’t appear. The film focuses on King Lear and presents a lonely and fragile human being through his monologue-like life. (LEE Sang-yong)

Credit

Director Peter BROOK
Screenplay Peter BROOK
Producer Michael BIRKETT
Cinematography Henning KRISTIANSEN
Cast Paul SCOFIELD,?Irene WORTH,?Cyril CUSACK

Director

Peter BROOK

Born in 1925, UK. An English theatre and film director. He was educated at Magdalen College Oxford. In 1962 he was appointed Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and has directed many Shakespeare productions including King Lear and A Midsummer Night´s Dream. He directed 15 films including TV movie and has won multiple?Tony Awards?and?Emmy Award to name a few.

Trailer

(King Lear) DIR. Peter BROOK

Peter Brook directs his own adaptation of classic tragedy. King Lear splits his kingdom between his three daughters, apportions the lands according to which daughter declaims her love for him best.