Friday, February 20, 2015

Carrington



1995 British/French Feature

Cast: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Samuel West, Rufus Sewell, Penelope Wilton, Janet McTeer, Jeremy Northam and Alex Kingston
Writer/Director: Christopher Hampton, based on Lytton Strachey: A Critical Biography by Michael Holroyd

Synopsis:
Talented painter Dora Carrington forges a deep, complex bond with shy writer Lytton Strachey against the backdrop of the bohemian scene of London's Bloomsbury Group.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 50% / Audience: 75%

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • BAFTA Award nominations for Best British Film and Actor (Pryce).
  • Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor (Pryce) and Special Jury Prize.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film.
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Actress (Thompson).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Michael Holroyd's Lytton Strachey: A Critical Biography was published in two volumes in 1967 and 1968.
  • Potential Director: Mike Newell.
  • Christopher Hampton's directorial debut.
  • In addition to Dora Carrington and Lytton Strachey, other artists and notables from the period that appear in the film as characters include painter Vanessa Bell, writer Gerald Brenan, painter Mark Gertler, patron Lady Ottoline Morrell, writer Frances Partridge and her husband Ralph Partridge.

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