A film by Pascale Ferran
With Starring: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Hippolyte Girardot, Helene Alexandridis, Hélène Fillières
Constance Reid was 23 years old when she married Cambridge graduate, lieutenant, and mine owner Clifford Chatterley in 1917. After a short-lived honeymoon, Clifford was drafted to fight on the Flanders battlefront, from which he returned badly wounded and fated to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.
The film begins in the year 1921, after the young couple moves to Wragby, one of the Chatterley family properties. Constance feels lonely and isolated in a rural environment that bores her. And one day, in the spring she met the taciturn game-keeper Oliver Parkin, a man whose life and background is so diametrically opposed to her own, who awakens in Lady Chatterley a desire she has never felt before.
The movie is the story of this encounter, of a difficult taming of two people coming from two different world, of a soft waking-up to the sensuality for her, and a long return to life for him. Lady Chatterley tells the story of a passion that is both innocent and subversive - one that transcends, without ever ignoring, class and social conventions.
This passion matures in the middle of a radiant Nature, beautifully shot. Each blade of grass, each tree is alive and contributes to the pleasure of Constance, interpreted by a very moving and generous Marina Hands.
This movie will not leave you indifferent...Poetic, Sensual, Beautiful !!!
Release on June 22nd at Lincoln Plaza, Cinema Village and Bam Rose Cinemas
Winner of Five César Awards, the French equivalent of the Academy Awards
. Best French Film: Pascale Ferran – Lady Chatterley
. Best Actress: Marina Hands
. Best Literary Adaptation: Pascale Ferran, Roger Bohbot, Pierre Trividic
. Best Cinematography: Julien Hirsch
. Best Costume Design: Marie-Claude Altot