Eugene Onegin is a novel in verse written by Alexander Pushkin. It is a classic of Russian literature, and its eponymous protagonist has served as the model for a number of Russian literary heroes.
The story tells of mousy Tatiana, who falls in love with Onegin, a wealthy young poseur, and is cruelly spurned by him. Years later, after she has made an advantageous marriage, he returns and declares his love, but this time it is she who refuses him.
Onegin is about illusions and disillusions. About absolute love and sacrifice. About a soul who struggles to choose between true love or superficial things that fill his life. It is a love story incomplete. No word I’d use to describe not even half that feeling who shake your body, when you look at this work of art.
But if love is a blessing for you, if you could not even breathe without love, then you should see Onegin.
Captivated by its powerful narrative about love and loss, award winning actor Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List) and his sister, director Martha Fiennes, have assembled a talented and exciting team to bring Pushkin’s story to the screen.