‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ opens in New York 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1988)

Video: 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' trailer

(Friday, February 5, 1988, 12:30 p.m. EST)The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an American film adaptation of the novel of the same name about a womanizer visiting the West during the 1968 Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, opened today at Loews Tower East theater in New York City.

Directed by Philip Kaufman, the film starred Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint, Erland Josephson, Pavel Landovský, Donald Moffat, Daniel Olbrychski and Stellan Skarsgård.

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