x Emma Thompson as : Dora Carrington
x Directed by : Christopher Hampton
x Written by : Christopher Hampton
x Main cast :Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Rufus Sewell, Samuel West
x The Story : The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and complicated one. When Carrington did develop a more physical relationship with soldier Ralph Partridge, Strachey was able to welcome him as a friend, although Partridge remained somewhat uneasy, not so much with Strachey's lifestyle and sexual orientation as with the fact that he was a conscientious objector.
x Takes on Emma :" Thompson, as always, is a joy to behold. Here, with a Buster Brown haircut, the actress gives a carefully restrained, subtly nuanced performance that can stand toe-to-toe with her Oscar-winning turn in Howards End. "
---- James Berardinelli @ movie-reviews.colossus.net.com
x " Thompson -- who gamely channels Carrington's doomed desire -- dominates the picture's emotional core."
---- Elizabeth Pincus @ planetout.com
x: " Emma Thompson is just right as the mysterious Carrington, a late bloomer who finds her own way as a woman, artist, and lover. "
---- Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ spiritualityhealth.com
x Emma on Carrington:" What is so interesting about Carrington and Lytton is that they do contain so much of the masculine and the feminine, only the opposite in each other. Carrington didnít like being female at the beginning. I think that was because she didnít want to be penetrated in any wayónot morally, physically, or spiritually.