The Winter Guest (1997)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB

United Kingdom/USA, 1997Capitol Films, Channel Four Films, Fine Line Features, Pressman-Lipper Productions, Scottish Arts Council Lottery Fund.  Screenplay by , Alan Rickman, based on the play by Sharman Macdonald.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Dour film concerning the lives of various residents of a tiny Scottish hamlet. The main focus of the story is the difficult relationship between an estranged daughter and mother ( and , real-life daughter and mother). is a stand-out as Thompson’s emotionally conflicted son, and the actors in smaller roles ( particularly) are exceptional, but Rickman’s direction is lifeless and stilted.

Venice Film Festival:  In Competition

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