ANTON CHEKHOV’S THE DUEL
Soviet-born Israeli Dover Koshashvili ( Late Marriage, 2001) has adapted Chekhov’s novella into a sometimes slow-moving but ultimately satisfying film featuring an excellent cast of mostly Irish actors, shot in English but with an authentically Russian feel (beautifully filmed on the Croatian coast). It’s set at the turn of the last century, amid attitudes and times that are a-changing. Not rated. 95 minutes. The Screen, Santa Fe. ( Jonathan Richards) See review, Page 60.