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451 Ratings

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Norman Jewison
United States, 1971
Drama, Musical


In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing antisemitic sentiment threatens his village.

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Fiddler on the Roof Directed by Norman Jewison

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1972 | 3 wins including: Best Cinematography

1972 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture

BAFTA Awards

1972 | 3 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Writers Guild of America

1972 | Nominee: Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1972 | 2 wins including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

1972 | 2 nominations including: Best Director - Motion Picture

Critics reviews

Although many of its extraordinary qualities are transferred from the play . . . the movie has its own widescreen exuberance. Much of its splendor is in the casting and in Jewison’s underrated direction.
September 07, 2016
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