Directed by James Ivory
Starring Anthony Higgins, Pierre Clémenti, Suzanne Flon, Sheila Gish, Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani, Alan Bates
Theatrical Release Date May 03, 2019
Run Time 101 min

A twisted relationship between a wealthy English couple and a young woman they take in, plays out against a stunning recreation of the Golden Age of 1920s Paris. In adapting Jean Rhys's 1928 autobiographical novel, Merchant Ivory achieved an artistic breakthrough that remains one of the team's finest works. In one of her greatest performances, Isabelle Adjani plays the vulnerable but complicated West-Indian Marya, who, after her shady husband Stefan (Anthony Higgins) is imprisoned, finds shelter in the home of a manipulative and lecherous English art patron (Alan Bates) and his painter wife (Maggie Smith). The dynamic between this trio is set against Hemingway's moveable feast" of café culture and extravagant nightlife, glitter and literati, beneath which lie traces of something sinister. "

Name Role
Jean-Pierre Mahot de la Querantonnais Producer
Anthony Higgins Cast Member
Pierre Clémenti Cast Member
Suzanne Flon Cast Member
Sheila Gish Cast Member
James Ivory Director
Ismail Merchant Producer
Maggie Smith Cast Member
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Writer
Isabelle Adjani Cast Member
Alan Bates Cast Member
Ernest Vincze Cinematographer
Run time 101 min
Year Completed 1981