A Month By The Lake


(out of 5)

Sweet romantic film, beautifully photographed and excellently adapted from the novella by H.E. Bates.   plays a single tourist revisiting her favourite resort in Lake Como, one she often frequented as a young woman while her father was still alive. She meets a handsome ex-Major (), but finds his attention soon being dragged away by the arrival of an Italian family, whose delicious American governess () is more than just an eyeful. Of course, this doesn’t mean Redgrave doesn’t enjoy a little attention of her own from the young men, in her case an Italian suitor (, Vittorio’s grandson). Nothing too substantial, but it’s such a marvelous, light delicacy, and Redgrave is at the absolute peak of her deliciously natural form.

Anuline, Miramax

United Kingdom/USA, 1995

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the story by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Golden Globe Awards 1995

Toronto International Film Festival 1995

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