The Aspern Papers

U.K./Germany, 90m, DCP

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Screened January 11–24, 2019

Rife with deception, lust, and literary intrigue, this adaptation of Henry James’ 1888 novella stars a commanding Vanessa Redgrave as the ailing (but formidable) former lover of a deceased poet—and the supposed recipient of a cache of his personal letters. Posing as a prospective lodger and conniving American editor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers courts Redgrave’s niece (played by her real-life daughter Joely Richardson) in the hopes of gaining access to the mysterious—and potentially scandalous— contents of the missives. But is the past best kept in the past? Executive-produced by James Ivory. A Cohen Media Group release

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A film by Julien Landais

Smart, literary and nuanced.”

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