First screened in Summer 1993 / Most recently screened in August 2016
Director: Louis Malle. Cast: Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves, Peter Stormare, Leslie Caron, David Thewlis, Ian Bannen, Julian Fellowes, Gemma Clarke, Tony Doyle, Raymond Grevell. Screenplay: David Hare (based on the novel by Josephine Hart).

Twitter Capsule: Script can be too lurid or direction too abstract, but that very combo is interesting. Biziou, Preisner, Richardson ace it.

VOR:   The movie risks a certain stone-faced ludicrousness more than once; Irons himself has expressed dissatisfaction. But both the style and the emotional intensity constitute real risks.

Photo © 1992 New Line Cinema/Nouvelles Éditions de Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Miranda Richardson

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Miranda Richardson

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actress (Richardson; also cited for The Crying Game and Enchanted April)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Music (Zbigniew Preisner)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Supporting Actress (Richardson)

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