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Tess (1979)

France/UK 186m, Colour
Director: Roman Polanski; cast: Nastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson

tessA tragic love story and adaptation of the 1891 Thomas Hardy novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Tess is the story of a young peasant girl who is raped by her “cousin”, a wealthy aristocrat who has purchased her family’s once noble title. In the role that launched her career, Nastassja Kinski, like the film, is beautiful to behold, but as a character, lacking in an emotional depth that the role demands. Visually reminiscent of Malick’s Days of Heaven (1978), Tess is impeccably set, photographed and costumed, and is arguably Polanski’s most beautifully filmed production (Klaus Ming June 2015)

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