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Based on Chekhov’s play, this cru­elly witty study of am­bi­tion and thwarted pas­sion cen­tres on a love quad­ran­gle com­pris­ing an ac­tress (An­nette Ben­ing), her lover (Corey Stoll), her brother (Billy Howle) and free spirit Nina (Saoirse Ro­nan). Ben­ing is bril­liantly waspish in this handy in­tro to Chekhov, es­pe­cially if your only ref­er­ence is With­nail And I’s re­marks about “women star­ing out of win­dows”. Ali Cat­ter­all

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