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Katerina Izmailova

Directed by Mikhail Shapiro
Soviet Union, 1966
Musical, Drama

Synopsis

Katerina Izmailova is a filmization of Dmitry Shostakovich’s long-suppressed 1936 opera. Galina Vishnevskaya stars as Katerina, a bored 19th century farm wife. At the behest of her grungy lover, Katerina murders her husband and her father-in-law.

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Katerina Izmailova Directed by Mikhail Shapiro