Director: Michael Hoffman
Cast: Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, James McAvoy, Paul Giamatti, Anne-Marie Duff, Kerry Condon
Set in pre-Revolutionary Russia in the year 1910, the Countess Sofya, Leo Tolstoy's devoted wife, passionate lover, muse and secretary of almost fifty years, suddenly finds her entire world turned upside down. In the name of his newly created religion, the great Russian novelist has renounced his noble title, his property and even his family in favor of poverty, vegetarianism and even celibacy. After she's born him thirteen children!
When Sofya then discovers that Tolstoy's trusted disciple, Chertkov---whom she despises---may have secretly convinced her husband to sign a new will, leaving the rights to his iconic novels to the Russian people rather than his very own family, she is consumed by righteous outrage! This is the last straw! Using every bit of cunning, every trick of seduction in her considerable arsenal, she fights fiercely for what she believes is rightfully hers. The more extreme her behavior becomes, however, the more easily Chertkov is able to persuade Tolstoy of the damage she will do to his glorious legacy.
A tale of two romances, one beginning, one near its end, The Last Station is a complex, funny, rich and emotional story about the difficulty of living with love and the impossibility of living without it.
The Last Station
Rating: (M) 2hrs
When: Friday 4th to Sunday 6th June 2010
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Prices: Adults $13.00; Concessions $10.00; Member/Child $8.50
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