Item Information for RU 8.225

Call Number: RU 8.225
Sort Title: Orchard
Full Title: Orchard
Alternate Title: Sad
Alternate Sort Title: Sad
User Format: DVD
Copyright Date: 2008
Program length: 01:36:00
Summary: Based off of Chekhov's "Cherry Orcahrd". The film/play concerns an aristocratic Russian woman and her family as they return to the family's estate (which includes a large and well-known cherry orchard) just before it is auctioned to pay the mortgage. While presented with options to save the estate, the family essentially does nothing and the play ends with the estate being sold to the son of a former serf, and the family leaving to the sound of the cherry orchard being cut down. The story presents themes of cultural futility both the futility of the aristocracy to maintain its status and the futility of the bourgeoisie to find meaning in its newfound materialism.
Language: Russian
Authors: Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich 1860 1904
Directors: Ovcharov, Sergei