Loving Highsmith

Showings

Screening Lounge Thu, Sep 22 1:10 PM
Screening Lounge Fri, Sep 23 4:10 PM
Screening Lounge Fri, Sep 23 7:10 PM
Screening Lounge Sat, Sep 24 1:10 PM
Screening Lounge Sat, Sep 24 4:10 PM
Screening Lounge Sat, Sep 24 7:10 PM
Screening Lounge Sun, Sep 25 4:10 PM
Screening Lounge Sun, Sep 25 7:10 PM
Screening Lounge Mon, Sep 26 4:10 PM
Screening Lounge Mon, Sep 26 7:10 PM
Screening Lounge Tue, Sep 27 4:10 PM
Screening Lounge Wed, Sep 28 4:10 PM
Screening Lounge Wed, Sep 28 7:10 PM
Screening Lounge Thu, Sep 29 4:10 PM

Description

Director: Eva Vitija
Cast: Patricia Highsmith (Self); Gwendoline Christie (voice of Patricia Highsmith), Marijane Meaker, Tabea Blumenschein
Narrated by:  Annina Butterworth


Loving Highsmith is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family. Focusing on Highsmith's quest for love and her troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing. Most of Highsmith's novels were adapted for the big screen; the best known of these are Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Carol, a partly autobiographic novel, was the first lesbian story with a happy ending to be published in 1950s America. But Highsmith herself was forced to lead a double life and had to hide her vibrant love affairs from her family and the public. Only in her unpublished writings did she reflect on her private life. Excerpts from these notes voiced by Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Top of the Lake, The Sandman), beautifully interwoven with archive material of her and her most famous novel adaptions, create a vivid, touching portrait of one of the most fascinating female writers.


1hr 23mins / NR