- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 26, 2001
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"The world is rather tiresome, I must say -- everything at sixes and sevens -- ladies in love with buggers, and buggers in love with womanizers, and the price of coal going up too. Where will it all end'"
- Lytton Strachey (JONATHAN PRYCE)
Cannes 1995 -
Best Actor: Jonathan Pryce
Rolling Stone - 11/30/1995
"...Fiendishly funny Jonathan Pryce gives a classic performance..."
USA Today - 11/10/1995
"...Pryce's scintillating performance is as notable as his physical appearance..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/10/1996
"...As oddly affecting as the intimacies it portrays." -- Rating: B
A young, vivacious painter in 19th Century England indulges in sexual escapades to drown her undying love for the distinguished author Lytton Strachey, whose love she will never win. Winner of the 1996 Special Jury Prize at Cannes.
This film spans the years 1915-1932 in the life of British painter Dora Carrington. In particular, the story focuses on her relationship with gay writer Lytton Strachey who, like Carrington, belonged to the famed Bloomsbury group. Although they formed a strong bond and even slept together, Strachey's sexual preference impeded him from truly falling in love with Carrington. As a result, the painter married another man, but cheated on her husband numerous times as Strachey watched from the sidelines. Strachey, meanwhile, indulged in many gay affairs, particularly after his book, "Eminent Victorians," made him a celebrity.
Sadly, Carrington's unrequited love for Strachey ruined her life, and resulted in tragedy.
Gay / Lesbian |
Love Story |
Tear Jerker |
- Both Dora Carrington and Lytton Strachey belonged to the Bloomsbury group, an artistic clique made up of several major cultural figures living in the Bloomsbury area of London. Among the group was writer Virginia Woolf.
- Shown at the New York Film Festival on October 15, 1995. It was the festival's final film.
Color by Technicolor.
- A Freeway/Shedlo production, in association with Orsans.
- Additional credits: Tim Lewis (assistant director) and Fothergill & Lunn Casting (casting).
- Released theatrically in New York City November 10, 1995.
- Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.