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The Wings Of The Dove

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Synopsis

Henry James' multi-layered novel of tragic love is magnificently translated into a gorgeously realised, richly textured movie. Kate is a spirited but poor middle class girl in thrall to her wealthy Aunt and blocked from marrying Merton, her charismatic but equally penniless journalist boyfriend. Then into their lives comes Millie, a young, fabulously wealthy but lonely American heiress, who, harbouring a sad secret, is befriended by them. The scene is then set for an intensely moving drama that plays out its themes of love, loyalty, deceit and regret against the splendour and emptiness of high society.

Details

Year
1998
Type of film
Features
Running Time
101 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Iain Softley
Producer
Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein and Paul Feldsher
Director of Photography
Eduardo Serra
Principal Cast
Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Elizabeth McGovern, Charlotte Rampling and Alison Elliott
Executive Screen Writer
Hossein Amini

Genre

Production Company

Renaissance Films
34-35 Berwick Street
London W1V 3RF
Tel: 020 7287 5190

Sales
Company

Miramax Films
45a Brewer Street
London W1R 3FD
Tel: 020 7434 4408
Fax: 020 7434 4409