Solomon And Gaenor (1999)

PAUL MORRISON

Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5

United Kingdom, 1999, , , , , , , , , .  Screenplay by Paul Morrison.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Beautifully photographed but dull romance about the forbidden love between a Jewish rag man and a Welsh woman in turn of the century Wales. is excellent as Solomon, a romantic idealist who doesn’t realize how much trouble he’s getting himself into when he befriends and then courts the lovely Gaenor (). Paul Morrison’s film is so incredibly lush and features a real opera-style tragedy in its last third, but despite the appeal of his two young stars he can never get much energy or palpable emotion out of the thing.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Foreign Language Film

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