Loving Highsmith

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Loving Highsmith is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooksand the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family. Focusing on Highsmiths quest for love and her troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing. Most of Highsmiths novels were adapted for the big screen; the best known of these are Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Carol, a partly autobiographic novel, was the first lesbian story with a happy ending to be published in 1950s America. But Highsmith herself was forced to lead a double life and had to hide her vibrant love affairs from her family and the public. Only in her unpublished writings did she reflect on her private life. Excerpts from these notes voiced by Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Top of the Lake), beautifully interwoven with archivalmaterial of her and her most famous novel adaptations, create a vivid, touching portrait of one of the most f

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Format DVD
Release Date Nov. 1, 2022
Genre Documentary
Actors Gwendoline Christie (voiceover), Marijane Meaker, Monique Buffet, Tabea Blumenschein, Judy Coates, Courtney Coates, Dan Coates
Director Eva Vitija
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