• The Lion in Winter

    1968. Great Britain. Anthony Harvey. 134 min.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 8:00 p.m.


  • The Lion in Winter

    1968. Great Britain. Directed by Anthony Harvey. Screenplay by James Goldman, based upon his play. With Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle. “Daggers dance in the glances between Peter O’Toole and Katharine Hepburn as King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, his imprisoned wife, in a witty drama that roars with political, sexual, and familial intrigue, The Lion in Winter. Named Best Picture of 1968 by the Circle, the film takes place in a muddy, unwashed 1183, as the king tries to choose a successor among his sons. But it’s the wary, well-worn respect between the old monarch and his long-suffering but still-dangerous queen that give the film its heart” (Kyle Smith, The New York Post). NYFCC Best Picture, 1968. 134 min.