I saw Karamazovi at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) last night. It uses a similar formula to Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street in that you are watching actors rehearsing a play. The drama is in the performance, yet you get these outside glimpses into real life (or are they real?) in between the play’s dialogue. The play is a theatrical version of The Brothers Karamazov.
I can’t recommend it enough. The film is in Czech, Polish and English.