Ladies In Lavender


(out of 5)

Spinster sisters Maggie Smith and Judi Dench live an idyllic existence on the coast of Cornwall while the rest of the world is preparing for war. One day a body washes up on the shore outside their home and, lo and behold, he is still alive. The young man (Daniel Bruhl) eventually wakes up and reveals himself to be Polish and a musician. The village slowly takes him in while a visiting Russian artist (the irrepressibly beautiful Natascha McElhone) takes an interest in his music. The sisters, meanwhile, happily turn their home upside down to accommodate their new visitor, the more sensitive Dench falling madly in love with the young man who reminds her of the youth she never had. Fans of the actresses will be in heaven watching this slight, sweet and completely unobtrusive film, delicately directed by Charles Dance and featuring more than a few touching moments.

, Baker Street, , , ,

United Kingdom, 2004

Directed by Charles Dance

Screenplay by Charles Dance, based on the short story by

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Toronto International Film Festival 2004.  

One Comment Add yours

  1. vinnieh says:

    Such a great showcase for two talented women.

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