A faithful dramatization of Virginia Woolf's novel. A lecturer, his family, the spinster Aunt Lily, an old friend, and a student, Charles Tansley, spend a summer in an isolated house in Cornwall just before World War I. The stern Mr. Ramsay scolds everybody, while Mrs. Ramsay is the linchpin in keeping the family together. Aunt Lily paints, and the family talk about sailing to the lighthouse, but the trip is always postponed. Written by
Did You Know?
The film was the first true independent production with the BBC. Keith Williams BBC Head of Plays, Ronnie Marsh the BBC Head of Co-Production worked with producer David Wilkinson to pioneer the " Reverse Co-Production".
The BBC provided the crew, equipment and post production services.
Wilkinson raised his funding from the Prudential Assurance which paid for the actors, extras, screenplay, rights to the novel, music, musicians.
Colin Gregg Films then owned the copyright and world rights to the film. The BBC had just two UK showings of the film.
It was one of 4 TV films nominated in 1983 for a BAFTA award. See more
Clair de Lune
Music by Claude Debussy See more