Ralph Fiennes To Star In Turgenev Movie

Ralph Fiennes is to star in a Turgenev adaptation called “Two Women.” This is good news: the actor has an intuitive feel for Russian material, even though I think that the “Onegin” in which he starred was unmoving. If I anticipate eagerly “Two Women,” I find it annoying that the news reports of the project fail to mention that the Turgenev on which it’s adapted is a play usually called “A Month in the Country.” I prefer that title to “Two Women,” but maybe the producers thought the latter had a frisson of lesbianism or at least catfight rivalry.

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