Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES - NEALA JOHN­SON

Stars: Ralph Fi­ennes, Felic­ity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas Di­rec­tor: Ralph Fi­ennes Ralph Fi­ennes’ sec­ond fi lm as star and di­rec­tor is not a fairy­tale love story to make movie­go­ers swoon. In­stead, the true story of how Great Ex­pec­ta­tions au­thor Charles Dick­ens took a much younger mis­tress then hid her from the world strips away “pe­riod drama” no­tions of what life in Vic­to­rian times was like and shows that the great writer wasn’t a good man. Noth­ing much hap­pens very slowly, but strong per­for­mances ( in­clud­ing Felic­ity Jones as Dick­ens’ lover and Kristin Scott Thomas as the girl’s mother) save the day.

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