Topactrice Julia Lambert, midden veertig, worstelt met het ouder worden en haar uitgebluste huwelijk
Title
Being Julia / dir. by Istvan Szabo ; screenplay by Ronald Harwood ; based on the novel Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham
Director
István Szabó
Actor
Annette Benning Jeremy Irons
Author of screenplay
Ronald Harwood William Somerset Maugham
Language
English
Publisher
[Plaats van uitgave niet vastgesteld]: Universal, 2006 | Other editions
1 dvd-video
Recording date
2004
Playing time
ca. 105 min.
Note
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands
EAN
5050582419887

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 18 times in Flemish libraries

Reviews

Amerikaanse tragikomedie uit 2004 van István Szabó, met Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons e.a. Gebaseerd op de roman Theatre van W. Somerset Maugham. Topactrice Julia Lambert, midden veertig, worstelt in de jaren dertig met het ouder worden en met haar uitgebluste huwelijk met de theaterimpressario Michael. Zoekend naar verjonging stapt ze in bed met Tom, een jonge Amerikaan die haar aanbidt, maar haar al spoedig inruilt voor een jonge nieuwe ster. Terwijl de première van haar nieuwe toneelstuk nadert moet ze op een of andere manier proberen haar emoties onder controle te krijgen en het beste optreden van haar leven te leveren. Stella Papamichael (BBC Movie Reviews,i) geeft 3 (van 5) sterren: 'Probing the angst of a middle-aged diva, István Szabó's Being Julia (...) is essentially Bridget Jones's Diary for grown-ups. (...) Balancing outrageous theatrics with quiet moments of selfawareness, Bening is a triumph and, like her alter ego, proves that she can carry a picture on charisma alone (…Read more

About István Szabó

István Szabó (Hungarian: [ˈsɒboː ˈiʃtvaːn]; born 18 February 1938) is a Hungarian film director, screenwriter, and opera director.

Szabó is the most internationally famous Hungarian filmmaker since the late 1960s. Working in the tradition of European auteurism, he has made films that represent many of the political and psychological conflicts of Central Europe's recent history, as well as of his own personal history. He made his first short film in 1959 as a student at the Hungarian Academy of Theatrical and Cinematic Arts, and his first feature film in 1964.

He achieved his greatest international success with Mephisto (1981), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Since then, most of Szabó's films have been international co-productions filmed in a variety of languages and European locations. He has continued to make some films in Hungaria…Read more on Wikipedia