LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER

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UK, US 2022, 105 min, Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s tastefully understated, elegantly updated version of D.H. Lawrence’s novel has bountiful pleasures on offer beyond the eroticism of its subjects. Emma Corrin (The Crown; My Policeman, MVFF45) plays a radiant Connie Chatterley who’s nobody’s fool — and no man’s “Lady,” either. An avid reader and intellectual from a family of free-thinking bohemians, Connie, in de Tonnerre’s depiction, is no isolated, sexually obsessed aberration wandering the grounds of Wragby Estate. Instead, she exists within a dynamic, socially stratified network of women, including her independent-minded sister Hilda (Faye Marsay) and her husband’s nurse Mrs. Bolton (Joely Richardson), both of whom empathize with Connie’s search for self-discovery and liberation. The attraction between Connie and Wragby’s groundskeeper, Oliver (Jack O’Connell), is electrified with desire, but also develops — despite their class differences — into a relationship between equals that offers hope, and true partnership, for both. —KD Davis

Guest expected: director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre


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7:00 PM — Sequoia 1

Director

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre is an actor and filmmaker whose first feature, THE MUSTANG (2019), won an NHK Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for a Best First Feature Film Independent Spirit Award. Among her television directing credits are episodes of MRS. AMERICA (2020) and AMERICAN CRiME STORY (2021).

Film Info

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Year:

2022

Running Time:

105

Director:

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre

Producers:

Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Elizabeth Gabler, Robert How, Laurence Mark

Cinematographers:

Benoît Delhomme

Writers:

D.H. Lawrence (novel), David Magee (adaptation)

Cast:

Joely Richardson, Faye Marsay, Jack O'Connell, Emma Corrin

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