The Deep Blue Sea
With Rachel Weisz in person
UK. Dir. Terence Davies. 2011, 98 mins. 35mm. With Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston. In this lush, meticulous, and deeply moving adaptation of a Terence Rattigan play, Rachel Weisz plays Hester Collyer, a woman who abandons her passionless marriage to a wealthy barrister, entering a torrid affair with a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, the consequences of which plunge her life into ruin. This is a stunning return to form by Davies, who has not made a dramatic feature film in ten years, and his collaboration with cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister infuses post-war London with a twilight nostalgic reverie. In a career-topping performance that earned the Best Actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle, Weisz (The Constant Gardener, The Fountain, The Shape of Things) brings to Hester an unmatched luminosity, magnetism, and emotional rawness.
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