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.
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.
WATCH: Terence Davies on The Deep Blue Sea
BFI, Oct 2011
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Joanna Di Mattia, Senses of Cinema, Aug 2017
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Hillary Weston, Criterion, May 2016
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Graham Fuller, Film Comment, Apr 2012
19 Nov 2020 – 28 Jan 2021
Mature themes, sex scene and coarse language
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