Portrait of a Lady

Based on a novel by Henry James
and directed by Jane Campion,

The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who "affronts her destiny" and finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. Like many of James' novels, it is set mostly in Europe, notably England and Italy. Generally regarded as the masterpiece of his early phase of writing, this novel reflects James's continuing interest in the differences between the New World and the Old, often to the detriment of the former. It also treats in a profound way the themes of personal freedom, responsibility, betrayal, and sexuality. [Wikipedia]

Starring
Nicole Kidman,
Barbara Hershey
John Malkovich
Christian Bale
Viggo Mortensen
Mary Louise Parker.








Thanks to Jenn at Period Film Review for some of the screencaps :)



1 comment:

  1. Such an underrated film. I loved it! BTW, your blog is amazing. I also love period pieces. I'm a fan of the Merchant-Ivory films. Anyhow, I will add you to my blog, and steal a few of your screenshots :)

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