MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,727 this week

Dyadya Vanya (1971)

 |  Drama  |  26 July 1971 (Poland)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 364 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 1 critic

A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still ... See full summary »

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 31 Mar 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 24 Jul 2014
 
a list of 27 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Dyadya Vanya" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dyadya Vanya (1971)

Dyadya Vanya (1971) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dyadya Vanya.

User Polls

3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Oleg Menshikov
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, Keith Carradine
Five Evenings (1979)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Tamara and Sasha were separated during the war. Now (1957) Sasha is visiting Moscow for five days and by chance recognizes the house where Tamara used to live. She is still living there with her nephew Slava.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Lyudmila Gurchenko, Stanislav Lyubshin, Valentina Telichkina
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A mentally disabled man gets help from a sociopath when he tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: James Belushi, Jim Mapp, John Waters
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna. Sofia, the new wife of Anna's step-son, recognizes Misha, the brother-in-law ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Aleksandr Kalyagin, Elena Solovey, Evgeniya Glushenko
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Set during the Civil War between the Reds and the Whites that followed the 1917 revolution in Russia

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
Stars: Yuri Bogatyryov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Shakurov
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The film is about the historical events that happened in Kazakhstan in 1920 - an operation to liquidate the White Guard troops of Ataman Dutov.

Director: Shaken Ajmanov
Stars: Asanali Ashimov, Viktor Avdyushko, Gennadi Yudin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.

Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Ramaz Giorgobiani, Gogi Kharabadze, Marina Kartsivadze
War | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray
Stars: Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov, Nikolay Kryuchkov
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Gia is a carefree young percussionist who works at a theater in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. He lives in a small apartment with his mother. Gia spends his days flitting from friend to ... See full summary »

Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Gela Kandelaki, Gogi Chkheidze, Jansug Kakhidze
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: Iya Savvina, Lyubov Sokolova, Aleksandr Sirin
Pastorali (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Otar Iosseliani
Stars: Nana Ioseliani, Tamar Gabarashvili, Mikhail Naneishvili
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Irina Anisimova-Wulf ...
Sergey Bondarchuk ...
Irina Kupchenko ...
Yekaterina Mazurova ...
Irina Miroshnichenko ...
Nikolai Pastukhov ...
Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy ...
Vladimir Udalov ...
A peasant (as Vladimir Butenko)
Vladimir Zeldin ...
Edit

Storyline

A retired professor has returned to his estate to live with his beautiful young wife, Yelena. The estate originally belonged to his first wife, now deceased; her mother and brother still live there and manage the farm. For many years the brother (Uncle Vanya) has sent the farm's proceeds to the professor, while receiving only a small salary himself. Sonya, the professor's daughter, who is about the same age as his new wife, also lives on the estate. The professor is pompous, vain, and irritable. He calls the doctor (Astrov) to treat his gout, only to send him away without seeing him. Astrov is an experienced physician who performs his job conscientiously, but has lost all idealism and spends much of his time drinking. The presence of Yelena introduces a bit of sexual tension into the household. Astrov and Uncle Vanya both fall in love with Yelena; she spurns them both. Meanwhile, Sonya is in love with Astrov, who fails even to notice her. Finally, when the professor announces he wants... Written by Appelsla

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 July 1971 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

Uncle Vanya  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of August (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well crafted depressing art house film, but not much more
3 November 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I think this film completely misses the point of Chekhov's play. The melancholy arises entirely from unpleasant dripping, dirty surroundings and is maybe extended by the fact that the characters are all in deep depression and act somewhat hysterical. It doesn't work and think towards its heart-wrenchingly melancholy conclusion, but is simply gloomy the whole way through. It makes a good art-house film, but with the legendary actors and script it had to work with, it could have been so much more. The actors seem bored stiff. Even actor-legend Smoktunovsky seems to miss the point and falls back on playing anger and hysteria. There is never any moment to contrast the the gloomy mood, there isn't enough tension between hope and despair, its just monotonous. This isn't a bad film, and I'm sure the cinematography is very professional and important, but Uncle Vanya isn't about colors and dripping roofs and dirty surroundings, its about the people. And for some reason, Konchalovsky ignored all the fantastic language and acting potential he had to work with and focused instead on giving the film a depressing autumn color scheme.


3 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where is the possiblity to at least see this film?? fallenangels
Where to buy? amyers-2
Discuss Dyadya Vanya (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page