Dedham Film festival

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2 - 17 October 2015


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The Deep Blue Sea (12A)

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Date: Saturday 29th September

Time: 7.30pm

Location: The Assembly Rooms

Event Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes with interval

Certificate 12A

Price: £5.00

Director Terence Davies will be at the Assembly Rooms to introduce his film, The Deep Blue Sea. Rachel Weisz stars in this mesmerising post-war drama, as the wife of a British Judge caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Master chronicler of post-War England, Terence Davies directs Rachel Weisz as a woman whose overpowering love threatens her well-being and alienates the men in her life. In a deeply vulnerable performance, Weisz plays Hester Collyer, the wife of an upper-class judge (Simon Russell Beale) and a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, throws her life in turmoil. The film is an adaptation of British playwright Terence Rattigan's 1952 play, featuring one of the greatest roles for an actress in modern theatre.

Refreshments will be available before the performance and during the interval.

"Exceptionally well-made and completely fearless in its depiction of the widest range of romantic emotions, this is a film as fiercely committed to passion as its heroine"
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times