Carrington (1995)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  10 November 1995 (USA)
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »



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Roger Senhouse
Clive Bell
Military Rep
Mary Hutchinson


The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and complicated one. When Carrington did develop a more physical relationship with soldier Ralph Partridge, Strachey was able to welcome him as a friend, although Partridge remained somewhat uneasy, not so much with Strachey's sexual orientation as with the fact that he was a conscientious objector. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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She had many lovers but only one love.


Biography | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

10 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A festőnő szerelmei  »

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$3,242,342 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Stomp Dance
Performed by Simon Chamberlain, Ray Babbington, Stuart Brooks & John Piper
Written by J. L. Stewart
Arranged by Simon Chamberlain
© DORA Productions LTD
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Art for art's sake
1 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A movie that asks the question, how did it ever get made? Absolutely not a chance that it was made for profit. Once I stopped asking the question, I could enjoy the superior cinematic quality of all the elements that elevate a film to a work of art. I suppose it must have been exhibited in a theater, somewhere, though getting it booked must have been quite an accomplishment for its backers. I caught it on cable which allowed me to sip on a brandy while the film took its time unfolding in a style that I would describe as a splendidly animated coffee table book.

I am moved to comment on Carrington to express my gratitude to its makers.

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