Note: This chapter includes a brief break at the 104-minute mark, but it is not an intermission.

See all four parts of War and Peace for $20/$25. Purchase your ticket package here (note: must add first package option) and see showtimes for each part below or here. Regularly-priced single tickets are available only at the Walter Reade Theater box office.

War and Peace: Part I, Andrei Bolkonsky
War and Peace: Part II, Natasha Rostova
War and Peace: Part III, The Year 1812
War and Peace: Part IV, Pierre Bezukhov

This winter, the Film Society is pleased to present a new digital restoration of Sergey Bondarchuk’s seven-hour-plus adaptation of Tolstoy’s magnificent novel. Winner of the 1969 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Bondarchuk’s War and Peace sets the changing fortunes of several aristocratic families against the backdrop of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. On record as the most expensive Soviet film in history (more than $70 million after inflation), it is also perhaps the greatest epic ever made: an exquisite production of spectacle and realism, the political and personal, that endures as a monumental achievement in filmmaking. A Janus Films release.

A presentation by Mosfilm Cinema Concern. A digital restoration image by image of the picture and sound using a 2K scanner. Producer of the restoration: Karen Shakhnazarov.