Tom Hiddleston and Rachel Weisz in 'The Deep Blue Sea' (2011) - Hero image
The Deep Blue Sea (2011) Transmission Film

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The Deep Blue Sea

Terence Davies | United Kingdom | 2011 | M
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Rachel Weisz is luminous in Terence Davies' study of forbidden love, suppressed desire and the fear of loneliness.

Terence Davies’ wartime tragi-romance is filmmaking of the highest order.

Jason Wood, Little White Lies

In 1950s London, the young, beautiful Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) leads a privileged, self-contained life as the wife of a high court judge. When she becomes besotted with Freddie (Tom Hiddleston), a laddish former RAF pilot she meets in a pub, Hester risks much more than her social standing to be with him.

Director Terence Davies, the accomplished director of Distant Voices, Still Lives; The House of Mirth and Of Time and the City, impresses his unmistakable stylistic stamp on this fine literary adaptation of Terence Rattigan's 1952 play of the same name.

The Deep Blue Sea plays as an encore on Cinema 3 after screening in ACMI's Matinees program in 2012.

Format: Digital
Language: English
Source: Transmission Films
Courtesy: Transmission Films
Duration: 98 min

Learn more

WATCH: Terence Davies on The Deep Blue Sea
BFI, Oct 2011

READ: Great Directors: Terence Davies
Joanna Di Mattia, Senses of Cinema, Aug 2017

READ: Terence Davies on Movie Experiences He’ll Never Forget
Hillary Weston, Criterion, May 2016

READ: Love Among the Ruins
Graham Fuller, Film Comment, Apr 2012


27 Sep – 31 Oct 2021

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