The Wings of the Dove

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Released 1999

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Director:
Iain Softley
Released:
1999
Rating:
R
Turn-of-the-century England, Helena Bonham Carter discovers true love in middle-class Linus Roache. But to keep family money for her handicapped father, she denies passion for such an improper suitor. Instead, she urges him to marry an American heiress who suffers from a fatal disease. Academy Award Nomination - Actress / Cinematography / Costume Design / Screenplay

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  • 90

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Few films have explored the human face this searchingly and found such complex psychological topography. That's why The Wings of the Dove succeeds where virtually every other film ...

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Wings of the Dove is richly appointed and beautifully mounted, with lush location shooting in Venice given the place of honor.

  • 70

    Variety David Stratton

    Visually the film impresses, with Eduardo Serra's widescreen camerawork evocatively capturing the streets and interiors of London and a rain-swept Venice. Pacing is crisp, with lit...

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    Drama

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    90s, Love & Romance, Historical