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Carrington (1995)

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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington (Dame Emma Thompson) and writer Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce) in the early twentieth century.
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Thompson ... Dora Carrington
Jonathan Pryce ... Lytton Strachey
Steven Waddington ... Ralph Partridge
Samuel West ... Gerald Brenan
Rufus Sewell ... Mark Gertler
Penelope Wilton ... Lady Ottoline Morrell
Janet McTeer ... Vanessa Bell
Peter Blythe ... Phillip Morrell
Jeremy Northam ... Beacus Penrose
Alex Kingston ... Frances Partridge
Sebastian Harcombe Sebastian Harcombe ... Roger Senhouse
Richard Clifford ... Clive Bell
David Ryall ... Mayor
Stephen Boxer ... Military Rep
Annabel Mullion ... Mary Hutchinson
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The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington (Dame Emma Thompson) and author Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce) in a World War I 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 (Steven Waddington), 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

During the press tour for the movie, Dame Emma Thompson told reporters how she enjoyed doing nude scenes, particularly since she was not a standard Hollywood "hard-body". See more »

Quotes

Lytton Strachey: If this is dying, I don't think much of it.
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When this lousy war is over
Trad. Arranged and Performed by Laurence Payne
© DORA Productions LTD
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Pleas give this movie a chance.
27 August 2000 | by vernonSee all my reviews

If one approaches this movie from the position of a homophobe or from one who has intolerance of different ways that people choose to conduct their emotional lives, then it will not appeal.

The film has faults - it is sometimes too episodic and the motivations of some characters are unclear. However, it is a different look at the love between a man and a woman - a love that was denied sexual expression.

Rather than objecting to the "promiscuity" of the main characters, I was touched by the emotional honesty that existed between them - whether they were having sex or not.

The artistic era in England, after the First World War, was a fascinating time. We might have something to learn about emotional honesty from those in this story.

Dora Carrington was a very interesting woman and and Emma Thompson portrayed her unending love for the gay Strachey in the best work I have seen from her.

So, do give this film a chance, and try to approach it with that elusive (for some) open mind.


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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$151,722, 12 November 1995

Gross USA:

$3,242,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,242,342
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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