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Providence (1977) Alain Resnais; John Gielgud, Ellen Burstyn
Providence (1977) Alain Resnais; John Gielgud, Ellen Burstyn


 
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The first English-language film from Alain Resnais, this drama about a spiteful, alcoholic novelist contains the French director's typically playful surrealist touches and recurring use of characters shackled by memory. John Gielgud stars as Clive Langham, a drunken author in failing health who spends an increasingly intoxicated evening at his Rhode Island estate working on his new novel. Clive bases the characters in the melodramatic story on his own family, including his two sons, Claude (Dirk Bogarde) and the illegitimate Kevin (David Warner), as well as Claude's wife Sonia (Ellen Burstyn).

Imagining a bitter love triangle full of spite between the three protagonists of his tale, Clive uses generous doses of imagination and symbolism, including a discordant soccer player (Denis Lawson) related to Kevin and werewolves. When his real-life family appears for a meal with Clive, however, they are not quite the embittered, devious players in the author's booze-fueled fiction. Providence (1977) swept the Cesar Awards, France's Oscar equivalent, winning seven including Best Director for Resnais.

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Holly and the Ivy September 2, 2018
Reviewer: Courtland Shakespeare from Mississauga, ON Canada  
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An unknown great film December 24, 2017
Reviewer: robert castle from Collingswood, NJ United States  
I saw this film 40 years ago. One of my favorites but impossible to find until I used Movie Detective. Great cast: Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, Ellen Burstyn, David Warner. Complex narrative that resolves itself well.

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Providence June 28, 2016
Reviewer: Peter Jewkes from Beverly, MA United States  
GREAT copy of a GREAT movie!!!

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A major film! September 20, 2015
Reviewer: Thomas Richardson from Nottingham, Nottinghamshire England  
Thank you for your excellent service and product.

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