ANTON CHEKHOV - 1890
directed by René Féret
From the acclaimed director of Nannerl, Mozart’s Sister.
Anton Chekhov, a humble Russian doctor, writes novels he sells to newspapers to feed his family. As his talent gets noticed by his peers, Chekhov even gains Tolstoy’s admiration. But when his brother dies from tuberculosis, Chekhov, remorseful, decides to flee his escalating notoriety and travels to the penal colony of the Sakhalin Island, in Siberia, to write about the depraved society the convicts live in. This journey will inspire some of his most brilliant and famous pieces.
PERIOD DRAMA DCP/HD - 2015 - France - 96min
ORIGINAL TITLE ANTON TCHEKHOV - 1890
CAST Nicolas Giraud, Lolita Chammah, Robinson Stévenin, Jacques Bonnaffé, Jenna Thiam, Brontis Jodorowsk
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE French
PRODUCED BY LES FILMS ALYNE
Born in 1945, in La Bassée, René Féret first wanted to be an actor and studied acting at the Ecole Nationale d'Art Dramatique of Strasbourg. Following his father’s death, he was sent to a psychiatric hospital and this painful experience inspired his first long feature film L' Histoire de Paul which was awarded by the Jean Vigo Price in 1975. He then directed 15 feature films, written, directed and produced for theatrical releases among which the acclaimed Nannerl, Mozart’s sister. He also produced films for other directors and for 15 years, he taught cinema at the University Lille III. His work is about recreating, giving back life to the ones once lost. René Féret founded his own production company JLM Productions in the late 90’s and ANTON CHEKHOV is his last feature film.