Set in Russia at the turn of the century, the movie chronicles a noblewoman's return to her family estate after a five-year absence to find the famous cherry orchard in full bloom, but the finances of the estate on the verge of ruin. Amidst a climate of huge social and economic transition, the film depicts a struggle between the woman's love for the orchard and her ability to make clear decisions.
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Cranky Critic Movie Reviews: The Cherry Orchard
The Cherry Orchard had the critic next to me curled up in a fetal position, trying to sleep.
Director, Cast are Superb in Chekhov Drama
It's naturalistic, briskly paced and never overreverential. Review by William Arnold.
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Spirituality & Practice: Film Review: The Cherry Orchard
This story tutors us in the practices of kindness and compassion for those caught up in the trauma of change and loss. By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat.
Film Freak Central Review: The Cherry Orchard
Underlit and blocked exactly like a theatrical performance, The Cherry Orchard feels stagy. Review by Walter Chaw. (May 10, 2002)
Movies Other: The Cherry Orchard
Michael Cacoyannis’s version does include glorious panoramas of the orchard, but just about everything else goes wrong. By Steve Vineberg. (May 01, 2002)
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