From Alexander Pushkin’s timeless masterpiece of love and obsession.
Eugene Onegin is a jaded and disaffected young man who leaves St. Petersburg unexpectedly when he inherits an estate from a wealthy uncle. In the country, he is a city sophisticate out of place, with little affinity for the countryside or its people. Nevertheless he strikes up a warm friendship with a neighbour, Vladimir Lensky and, despite his natural cynicism, is charmed by Lensky’s love for his fiance, a cutee Olga. He is also intrigued by Olga’s sister, Tatyana, a spirited beauty who surprises him with a passionate declaration of love. Onegin is disturbed by her directness but unable to respond and, coolly and politely, rejects her love.
“The heart of Pushkin’s celebrated classic pumps firm and full in debuting director Martha Fiennes’ richly textured pic version.” – Variety
“A pleasure in all ways.” – Los Angeles Times
“Breathtaking… Blazing emotional intensity!” – Screen International
Awards and Nominations
BAFTA Awards 2000 – Nominated Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Camerimage 2000 – Nominated Golden Frog
London Critics Circle Film Awards 2000
Won ALFS Award British Newcomer of the Year – Martha Fiennes
Russian Guild of Film Critics 1999
Won Golden Aries Best Foreign Actress – Liv Tyler
Satellite Awards 2000 – Nominated Golden Satellite Award Best Screenplay
Tokyo International Film Festival 1999
Won Best Director Award – Martha Fiennes
Nominated Tokyo Grand Prix