Angels and Insects
Most recently screened in April 2015
Director: Philip Haas. Cast: Mark Rylance, Patsy Kensit, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jeremy Kemp, Douglas Henshall, Annette Badland, Anna Massey, Saskia Wickham, Chris Larkin, Paul Ready, Lindsay Thomas, Naomi Gudge, John Jenkins, Michelle Sylvester, Claire Lovell, Jenny Lovell, Oona Haas, Angus Hodder. Screenplay: Belinda and Philip Haas (based on the novella Morpho Eugenia by A.S. Byatt).

Twitter Capsule: Hammers home some familiar theses about aristocratic perversion but view of family wealth is memorably gangrenous.

VOR:   Effulgent depiction of obese social privilege at once elegant and excitingly vulgar. Deft in tone, if average in craft. Bristling work from Scott Thomas invigorates adds welcome dimension.

Photo © 1995 Playhouse International Pictures/The Samuel Goldwyn Company

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Costume Design: Paul Brown

Other Awards:
National Board of Review: Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking

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