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Lady Chatterley


(Pascale Ferran, 2006).
Drawing on the most scandalous summer romance in English literature, Pascale Ferran’s Lady Chatterley is itself a sort of vacation—a leisurely immersion in a verdant, sensuous world that’s largely free of the sexual pontifications intrinsic to D.H. Lawrence’s novel. Nearly three hours long, Lady Chatterley passes as swiftly as the summer shower that occasions the novel’s most celebrated scene. This is not so much a love story—even less a story about love—than it is a movie of passionate loveliness.

Tue., April 28, 7 p.m., 2009

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