2006. France/Belgium. Pascale Ferran. 168 min.
Thursday, February 7, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2006. France/Belgium. Directed by Pascale Ferran. Screenplay by Ferran, Roger Bohbot, Pierre Trividic, based on D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover. With Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h. Ferran's adaptation of John Thomas and Lady Jane, the remarkably different second version of Lawrence's celebrated and notorious novel, is cinema at its most sensuous, tactile, and intelligent. In depicting the erotic affair between an English aristocrat and a gamekeeper, Ferran observes, "The story is literally overrun by vegetation.... To me, that's the most beautiful thing: the story of a love that is one with the material experience of transformation." In French; English subtitles. 168 min.