Directors' Showcase / UK premiere

The Correspondence (La corrispondenza)

  • Giuseppe Tornatore /
  • Italy /
  • 2015 /
  • 116 mins

Jeremy Irons, Olga Kurylenko, / Fiction / English

Without the dark we’d never see the stars.

The streets of Edinburgh feature prominently in the latest drama from Oscar®-winner Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso). Astrophysics student and part-time stunt woman Amy (Olga Kurylenko) is deeply entangled in a six-year love affair with her tutor, the eminent Professor Ed Phoerum (Jeremy Irons). Forced to live apart they conduct most of their relationship via phone or computer screen, but when Ed’s messages continue to arrive after his shock disappearance, the film seamlessly evolves into a profoundly moving contemplation of the true nature of endless love and loss. [12A]

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  • #1 Kirstine Oswald / Saturday 18 June, 2016 / 15:06 GMT

    I was disappointed by this film. It became tediously repetitive. The central relationship is unconvincing. The lead actress does a lot of lip-quivering but I ddn't feel moved. She was even less convincing as an astro-physics PhD student.

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