Video — 2 videodiscs (140 min.) : sd., b&w. ; 4 3/4 in.
In this last film of his career, Kozint͡sev captures the austere grandeur of King Lear, the story of pride and arrogance in which an old king prematurely divides up his empire between his daughters in the vain hope that they will care for him when he no longer wields the reigns of authority. His trust in flattery over love proves his downfall.