Ladies in Lavender

Ladies in Lavender

Ladies in Lavender
Returning to screens is this sea-side tale - well loved by NZ audiences upon first release - starring that master pair of old English dames; the great Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.

The dull lives of two elderly sisters on the coast of Cornwall are interrupted by a shipwrecked Polish sailor (The Edukators’s Daniel Bruhl). The foreigner on their patch unleashes hidden emotions, rekindling old sibling rivalries, jealousies and unfulfilled dreams. Directed by actor Charles Dance, based on a short story by William J. Locke.
99 minsUK
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Ladies in Lavender / Reviews

Variety

Variety

British actor Charles Dance, making his directorial bow, shows an assured hand which foregoes stylistic flourishes for a thesp-centered portrayal of two spinster sisters.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The cinematic equivalent of a visit from a cherished but increasingly dithery maiden aunt.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This is a piece about sadness, rejection and endurance, with a beautiful setting, a succession of implausible incidents and characteristically excellent work from Maggie Smith.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A pleasure from start to finish.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It is to Dance's considerable credit that he never lets the filmmaking overtake the understated storytelling.

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BBC

BBC

Given the cast and crew, this could have been the luvvie-fest to end them all; unbearably sentimental, hopelessly parochial and utterly self-indulgent. The fact that actor-turned-debut director Dance has produced a film of this calibre is nothing less than a minor modern miracle of British Cinema, not to mention a testament to the continued greatness of its leading Dames

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