Dostoevsky Adapted

A selection of big screen adaptations of the great Russian writer's works from his most well known masterpiece with The Brothers Karamazov starring Yul Brenner to La Chinoise, Jean-Luc Godard's reimagining of The Demons set in heart of the French student revolutionary movement of the late 1960s.

Previous Screenings


1957 / Italy + / Luchino Visconti

A lonely city transplant and a sheltered girl haunted by a lover’s promise, meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that quickly entangles them in a web of longing and self-delusion.


2013 / UK / Richard Ayoade

A clerk in a government agency (Jesse Eisenberg) finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker (Jesse Eisenberg) who is both his exact physical double and his opposite – confident, charismatic and seductive with women.


1967 / France / Jean-Luc Godard

Disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, a group of middle-class students, led by Guillaume (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Veronique (Anne Wiazemsky), form a small Maoist cell and plan to change the world by any means necessary.


1958 / USA / Richard Brooks

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece of good and evil, free will and guilt set within a single Russian family bound by jealousy rather than love comes alive in Richard Brooks’ adaptation starring Yul Brynner, Maria Schell, and William Shatner.