1979. France/Great Britain. Roman Polanski. 170 min.
Sunday, September 18, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1979. France/Great Britain. Directed by Roman Polanski. Screenplay by Polanski, Gérard Brach, John Brownjohn, based on the novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth, Ghislain Cloquet. With Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson. The winner of several Oscars, Tess remains faithful to the spirit of Hardy’s novel while being, in the words of critic Carrie Rickey, “a gentle epic, devastatingly beautiful and analytic.” Polanski’s painstakingly detailed exercise in Victoriana is touchingly dedicated to his late wife, Sharon Tate. From the collection of George Eastman House. 170 min.