A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries

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(out of 5)


Engrossing drama is Merchant Ivory’s best film since The Remains of the Day. Based on the autobiographical novel by Kaylie Jones, it encapsulates her teenage life and the influence her author father James (The Thin Red Line) had on it.  is excellent as the burgeoning Jones, and  and  are irresistibly endearing as her loving parents. Some viewers might not be too impressed by a family drama about people who truly love each other and have no big central conflict, but this wonderful film is proof that even a movie about good people can be challenging viewing in every way. Look for French movie star in a cameo.


France/United Kingdom/USA, 1998

Directed by

Screenplay by , James Ivory, based on the novel by Kaylie Jones

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 1998


Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Independent Spirit Award Nominations
Best Feature
Best Debut Performance (Anthony Roth Costanzo)


SoldiersDaughterNeverCries

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