IU CINEMA: War and Peace
New 4K Restoration
There will be a 45-minute intermission approximately halfway through the screening for a meal break.
Winner of the 1968 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Bondarchuk’s War and Peace remains a landmark achievement in cinema history, epically depicting Russia during the Napoleonic wars. The faithful adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 novel follows two aristocratic families and their struggles during the wars. Written by and starring Bondarchuk in the title role, the film was released in multiple parts between 1966 and 1967. It remains the most expensive film ever made, and Mosfilm premiered the restoration of part I at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Special thanks to Emily Woodburne and Brian Belovarac of Janus Films. In Russian, German, and French with English subtitles.