2006. France. Pascale Ferran. 168 min.
Sunday, August 16, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
2006. France. Directed by Pascale Ferran. Ferran’s adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s John Thomas and Lady Jane, the remarkably different second version of Lawrence’s celebrated and notorious Lady Chatterley’s Lover, 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.