A brilliant cast brings playwright Anton Chekhov's masterpiece of the capricious power of passion to the screen. The story is set during two gatherings, two years apart, on the same Russian country estate and among six lovers, most of whom are not loved in return. Those who are hard-shelled and worldly shrug off romantic disappointment. Those who are not, cannot...and tragedy ensues. With direction by Sidney Lumet (Network, Dog Day Afternoon, The Verdict) and the talents of James Mason, Vanessa Redgrave, Simone Signoret, David Warner, Denholm Elliott and more lights of film and stage, The Sea Gull resonates with profound emotion.