King Lear
This is a screen adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy.

King Lear had three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. One day he banished and repudiated his youngest and most loved daughter. But the evil elder sisters betrayed their father and blinded him. Having lost not only his kingdom, but even a plain shelter, the old Lear, accompanied by his loyal jester, had finally seen the light of truth and was reunited with Cordelia who was not afraid to share her father’s fate...

Awards: Grand Prize, Special Prize for Best Actor (Yuri Yarvet) at the Teheran IFF, 1972; Silver Hugo at the Chicago IFF, 1972; Gold Medal of Milan Municipality at the Milan IFF,

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