Romeo and Juliet Poster

Release Date: 1968

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2000

PG|2 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
In the Italian city of Verona, the Montague and the Capulet families are perpetually feuding. When Romeo (Leonard Whiting), a handsome young Montague, disregards convention by attending a Capulet ball, he falls in love with the beautiful Juliet (Olivia Hussey), a Capulet. After a brief courtship, the two elope, creating even greater tension between their families. Italian director Franco Zeffirelli's film is considered one of the best screen versions of Shakespeare's classic love story.

Cast: Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey, Milo O'Shea, Michael York, John McEnery, Pat Heywood, Robert Stephens, Bruce Robinson

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Genres: Romance

Production Co: Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica

Keywords: Father, Rivalry, Son, Mother, Emotional, Marriage, Passionate, Family, Love, Forbidden love

Awards

Nominated Art Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1968)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1968)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Foreign Film - English Language
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1968)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1968)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1968)
Winner Costume Design
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1968)
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1968)