August (1996)

Director
Anthony Hopkins

Main cast
Anthony Hopkins; Leslie Phillips; Kate Burton; Gawn Grainger; Rhian Morgan

Genres
Romance, Comedy, Drama

Description
Set in 1890s North Wales over a long, hot August weekend, the Victorian calm of a household is suddenly upset with the arrival of a London couple who impose their city ways and thoughts on the more rurally based family. An adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play, "Uncle Vanya."


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