Filmmaker Terence Davies in Person
Special Event Tickets $12
The Deep Blue Sea
Friday March 16 at 7pm
Terence Rattigan was the dominant British playwright in the years between the end of the war and the rise of the â€œangry young menâ€ in the late 1950s, his work a British parallel to such postwar US playwrights as Tennessee Williams and William Inge: tales of characters torn between desire and the constraints of convention. This is fertile territory for Davies, as proved by his adaptation of Rattiganâ€™s 1952 play The Deep Blue Sea. The protagonist is a woman who suffers after leaving her wealthy husband for a troubled ex-RAF pilot. The film features remarkable performances, particularly by Rachel Weisz in the lead. But it is also a tour de force for Davies, who brings the material to life with moody, evocative cinematography and a handful of impassioned wordless passages set to popular music from the period.
Directed by Terence Davies. With Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale
UK 2011, 35mm, color, 98 min.