Romeo and Juliet screening in Kolkata

Friday, 15 July 2016 - 3:00pm

About the screening

Catch the Academy Award-winning adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, by Franco Zeffirelli, where the filmmaker breaks from tradition and casts 17-year-old Leonard Whiting and 15-year-old Olivia Hussey to play the lead roles.

Narrated by Laurence Olivier and shot in Tuscany and Siena for an authentic Italian Renaissance touch, this British-Italian co-production pushed the boundaries of traditional Shakespearean productions.

The famous score, composed by Nino Rota (who went on to write the music for The Godfather), emphasises the romanticised and fatal outcome for the two young lovers.

 Kindly Note: Seating will be on first-come-first-served basis.