The End Of The Affair (1999)


(out of 5)

 has a devastating hatred for a married woman () with whom he was once in love. Flashing back we find out that they once had a passionate affair that ended abruptly without the slightest explanation from her. The reasons behind her sudden change of feeling, and the intricacies of her relationships with both Fiennes and her drab husband Stephen Rea are explored in this gorgeously photographed but emotionally staid adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel that is hardly further ahead of the game than the 1955 version with Deborah Kerr was. Fiennes and Moore enjoy wonderful chemistry, and she is exquisitely affecting in the lead role, but the settings are miserable and the whole thing draws out far too slowly until the strange and incongruous finale.

United Kingdom/USA, 1999

Directed by

Screenplay by Neil Jordan, based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by Neil Jordan,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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Academy Award Nominations
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Julianne Moore as “Sarah Miles”)
Best Cinematography (Roger Pratt)

Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Motion Picture-Drama
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama (Julianne Moore)
Best Director (Neil Jordan)
Best Original Score-Motion Picture (Michael Nyman)

New York Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Actress (Julianne Moore)

Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Julianne Moore)

British Academy Award
Best Screenplay – Adapted

Best Film
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Ralph Fiennes)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Julianne Moore)
Best Cinematography
Best Costume Design
Best Production Design
Best Make Up/Hair
David Lean Award for Direction (Neil Jordan)
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

Chicago Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Actress (Julianne Moore)




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