1883, Baycliff, an isolated English village on the Irish Sea. Two women's friendship becomes passion. Cynara, a sculptor, alone, befriends Byron, a visitor who's left Paris in unhappiness. They ride horses, talk, play chess, and exchanging tenderness. Byron inspires Cynara as she sculpts, Cynara becomes Byron's muse as she writes. Then each imagines expressing physical passion to the other, Cynara's visions in black and white, Byron's in color. Their touches remain brief. Does respectability hold them back? What might pull down any last barriers to their expressions of love? Written by
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In the early part of the movie, when Cynara is describing Byron, Byron is standing by the fire place smoking a filter cigarette. As the first cigarette filter was not produced until 1927, it would not be possible for Byron to be smoking a filter cigarette in 1883, the time setting of this movie. See more
During the closing credits, some of the crew members are shown talking about the film as their names and job titles appear on screen, and others are shown in still photographs. See more