Feast of July (1995)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  13 October 1995 (USA)
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After an abandoned young woman in late 19th Century England is taken in by a rural couple with three handsome sons, tragic consequences result.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bella Ford
Ben Wainwright
Mrs. Wainwright
Jedd Wainwright
Con Wainwright
Kenneth Anderson ...
Matty Wainwright
Arch Wilson
David Neal ...
Mitchy Mitchell
Julian Protheroe ...
Bowler-Hatted Man
Mark Neal ...
Clerk at Shoe Factory
Tim Preece ...
Daphne Neville ...
Mrs. Mitchell
Billy Swaine
Colin Prockter ...
Man in Pub
Squire Wyman


This romantic story, based on a novel by H.E. Bates and set in late 19th century England, rests on sibling rivalry for the affections of a woman who comes to live with their family by happenstance. In time, she decides to accept the marriage proposal of the youngest of the three sons, to the surprise of all. However, a man whom she had once loved and who had abandoned her (after making false promises) comes back into her life. The appearance of this scoundrel sets into motion a tragic series of events that eventually engulfs everyone. Written by infomond <infomond@concentric.net>

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There is no escape from the past.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief violence and sexuality | See all certifications »





Release Date:

13 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cosecha de julio  »

Box Office


$293,274 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Embeth Davidtz and Ben Chaplin started dating while they were making the film. See more »


Jedd Wainwright: [to Bella] No, no, never say goodbye. It's too final.
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Composed by Rachel Portman
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A nominal, romanticized lite drama.
26 January 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Feast..." is a well crafted, somewhat staged and romanticized drama about a woman, Bella (Davidtz), who wanders into the lives of a 19th century agrarian English family with 3 adult sons changing their lives forever. The film offers good performances by all, represents rural life of the time well, is artfully presented, and avoids extreme excursions giving the film a sort of perfect Disney-esque feel. Davidtz graces the screen throughout though Chaplin offers perhaps the best performance. A good watch for those in need of some easy-going romantic period drama.

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