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THEATRE REVIEW: Peter Flannery’s ‘Burnt By the Sun’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The Gulag comes to Chekhov in “Burnt By the Sun,” Peter Flannery’s absorbing stage adaptation of Nikita Mikhalkov’s 1995 foreign-language Oscar-winning film. The story is set just before the Second World War as Russian dictator … Continue reading

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KVIFF AWARDS: ‘Terribly Happy’ night for festival winners

By Ray Bennett KARLOVY  VARY, Czech Republic – “We have a saying in England,” said Christopher Lee, ” Always take a woman by the waist and a bottle by the neck.” Lee spoke as he clutched a Crystal Globe – a trophy in … Continue reading

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VENICE FILM REVIEW: Nikita Mikhalkov’s ’12’

By Ray Bennett VENICE, Italy — Sidney Lumet turned Reginald Rose’s fine play “12 Angry Men” into a splendid movie in 1957 and it has been revisited on stage and television but never better than in Russian filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov’s … Continue reading

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