Antonio, a Venetian merchant, complains to his friends of melancholy that he cannot explain. His friend Bassanio is desperately in need of money to court Portia, a wealthy heiress who lives in the city of Belmont. Bassanio asks Antonio for a loan in order to travel in style to Portia’s estate. Antonio borrows the money from Shylock, who has long held a grudge against Antonio.
Directed by Igor Golyak