Angels And Insects

Angels And InsectsBBBB.5

(out of 5)


Riveting costume drama that looks to reveal the grimy underbelly of proper Victorian society.  is irresistible as a scientist researching insects who is invited to study at the home of a wealthy benefactor, eventually falling in love with the young lady of the house () and marrying her. What he doesn’t know is that Patsy’s up to no good with a certain other resident of the household and upon finding out about it, Rylance realizes that creepy crawly bugs definitely aren’t the grossest things that could be found in this home.  is perfect as the poor relative/hanger-on who bewitches Rylance with her immediate camaraderie and stylish intelligence. Wonderfully directed by Philip Haas, the film has a visceral modern look, even for a period piece.


USA/United Kingdom, 1995

Directed by

Screenplay by ,Philip Haas, based on the novella Morpho Eugenia by

Cinematography by

Produced by Belinda Haas, ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1995, TIFF 1995


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Academy Award Nomination
Best Costume Design (Paul Brown)

National Board Of Review Award
Special Recognition, for excellence in filmmaking


AngelsAndInsects

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