The Lady with the Dog:

Heifitz Films Chekhov’s Message in a Bottle


By Diane Sippl


Written in 1899, Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Lap Dog” was a “moving picture” waiting to happen. Even if the theory and technology of cinema evolved for six decades before Iosif Heifitz adapted this classic to the screen (in time to celebrate the centennial of Russia’s most beloved author), the tone Heifitz captures in his film shows exactly why the world’s master of the modern short story was utterly cinematic in his approach to writing  moreCOMING SOON!


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