Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. UK. 1968. PG. 2 hours 18 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
Sun., February 18, 2018
Director Franco Zeffirelli’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s beloved tale of doomed young love was a box office hit upon release and continues to enamor contemporary audiences with its lush photography, haunting score and strong performances by age-appropriate leads (Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey). Filmed on location in Italy, Romeo and Juliet also features an early performance by Michael York (Cabaret) and narration by an uncredited Sir Laurence Olivier.