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Carrington
     

Carrington

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Director: Christopher Hampton,

Cast: Christopher Hampton, Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington

 

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Carrington is the true story of the peculiar love affair between two nonconformists in Victorian England: painter Dora Carrington (Emma Thompson) and author Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce). Dora is a young English artist who is part of the Bloomsbury Group, an assemblage of British writers, painters, and eccentrics that includes the likes of Virginia Woolf and

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Carrington is the true story of the peculiar love affair between two nonconformists in Victorian England: painter Dora Carrington (Emma Thompson) and author Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce). Dora is a young English artist who is part of the Bloomsbury Group, an assemblage of British writers, painters, and eccentrics that includes the likes of Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster, when she meets Strachey. A confirmed homosexual before meeting Carrington, Strachey inquires who the "ravishing boy" is and discovers that it's a woman. Shocked to discover this, he finds himself captivated by her, and they begin an unusual 17-year love affair/friendship. Strachey (most famous for the groundbreaking book Eminent Victorians) and Dora eventually move in together and have a series of offbeat sexual experiences with other members of the group and sometimes even with the same man; at one juncture, Dora even marries another man. Yet their relationship endures until Strachey's death years later. Pryce was honored as Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his performance.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Laura Abraham
The directorial debut of writer Christopher Hampton, Carrington attempts to explain the all-consuming question of love and its many forms. Previously known for such spectacular screenplays as Dangerous Liasons, Hampton chooses to divide the film into six chapters, each named after the superfluous men that drift into and out of Carrington's life; the technique is an engaging way to show the one unflinching source of love in Carrington's life, Strachey. Hampton's engaging camerawork and lush sets bring to life the artistic and emotional union of his two eccentric leads. He takes care to linger long enough on images that reveal his characters' emotions in full, and never cuts a scene too short. Carrington is a film about the importance and joy of love, in whatever form it may take.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2016
UPC:
0887090129619
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
R
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:03:00
Sales rank:
4,702

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emma Thompson Dora Carrington
Jonathan Pryce Lytton Strachey
Steven Waddington Ralph Partridge
Samuel West Gerald Brenan
Rufus Sewell Mark Gertler
Penelope Wilton Ottoline Morrell
Janet McTeer Vanessa Bell
Peter Blythe Philip Morrell
Jeremy Northam Beacus Penrose
Alex Kingston Frances Partridge
Richard Clifford Clive Bell
David Ryall Mayor
Neville Phillips Court Usher
Christopher Birch Dr. Starkey Smith

Technical Credits
Christopher Hampton Director,Screenwriter
George Akers Editor
Caroline Amies Production Designer
Christine Beveridge Makeup
Francis Boespflug Executive Producer
William Booker Asst. Director
Philippe Carcassonne Executive Producer
Denis Lenoir Cinematographer
Timothy T. Lewis Asst. Director
Peter Lindsay Musical Direction/Supervision
John McGrath Producer
Michael Nyman Score Composer
Penny Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Ronald Shedlo Producer
Chris Thompson Associate Producer
Guy Travers Asst. Director
Fabienne Vonier Executive Producer
Frank Walsh Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Carrington
1. Scene 1 [13:56]
2. Scene 2 [15:56]
3. Scene 3 [16:12]
4. Scene 4 [16:37]
5. Scene 5 [5:49]
6. Scene 6 [8:00]
7. Scene 7 [16:52]
8. Scene 8 [13:41]
9. Scene 9 [15:27]
10. Scene 10 [:11]

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Carrington 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just had the opportunity to watch Carrington for the first time. It very quickly became one of my favorites. Emma Thompson was absolutely brilliant as Dora Carrington. As for Jonathan Pryce, we have come to expect nothing short of perfection from him, and once again he has not let us down. We have a good many talented actors out there, who have taken on roles and giventheir characters a personality and are praised for the wonderful job they did. Then, we have a small handful of actors, such as Jonathan, that take their character to higher level and give them life. His is not a talent but a gift. Thank you Jonathan Pryce, for sharing your gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched the movie on cable last night, had no idea what it was about, but once I started veiwing it the 2 main characters, played by Pryce and Thommson just pulled me in not knowing what they'd do next. One of those jewels you find that didn't hit the local theaters. I want to search out her art.BRAVO TO THE ENTIRE CAST PS my wife wondered why I came to bed late!