Franco Zeffirelli directs this adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy with teenagers Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey starring as the star-crossed lovers. In Verona, Italy, the Montague and Capulet families are embroiled in a long-running feud. When Romeo Montague (Whiting) attends a Capulet feast, he falls in love with the beautiful Juliet (Hussey), the daughter of his enemy. Determined to be married, they ask the kindly Friar Laurence (Milo O'Shea) to perform the ceremony in secret but bloodshed and tragedy threaten the couple's future together. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning for Best Costume Design and Best Cinematography.