Loving Highsmith

Lichtblick (Firm), Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (Firm), Radiotelevisione svizzera, Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft, Kino Lorber, Inc

DVD - 2022

A unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks, and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family. Focusing on Highsmith's quest for love and her troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing. Most of Highsmith's novels were adapted for the big screen; the best known of these are Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Carol, a partly autobiographic novel, was the first lesbian s...tory with a happy ending to be published in 1950s America. But Highsmith herself was forced to lead a double life and had to hide her vibrant love affairs from her family and the public. Only in her unpublished writings did she reflect on her private life. Excerpts from these notes voiced by Gwendoline Christie, beautifully interwoven with archival material of her and her most famous novel adaptations, create a vivid, touching portrait of one of the most fascinating female writers.

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2nd Floor AV New Shelf DVD/813.54/Highsmith (NEW SHELF) Due Apr 14, 2023
Documentary films
Biographical films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[New York, NY] : Zeitgeist Films [2022]
Item Description
Title and credits from screen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2022.
Wide screen (1.78:1).
Bonus features: Recording of the score by Noël Akchoté with Mary Halvorson; Additional interviews with Bruno Sager, Ingeborg Lüscher, Marigane Meaker, and Monique Buffet; Additional footage about Highsmith's family from Alabama and Fort Worth; theatrical trailer.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1, 16x9); Dolby 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo; color.
Production Credits
Cinematography, Siri Klug ; editor, Rebecca Trösch ; music, Noël Akchoté.
Corporate Authors
Lichtblick (Firm) (production company), Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (Firm) (distributor), Radiotelevisione svizzera, Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft, Kino Lorber, Inc
Other Authors
Eva Vitija, 1973- (film director), Franziska Soner (film producer), Maurizius Staerkle Drux (voice actor), Carl-Ludwig Rettinger (narrator), Gwendoline Christie, 1978-, Annina Butterworth