The Letter (1999 film)

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The Letter
La Lettre (1999 film).jpg
Directed byManoel de Oliveira
Written byManoel de Oliveira
Jacques Parsi
StarringChiara Mastroianni
Release date
  • 21 May 1999 (1999-05-21) (Cannes)
  • 22 September 1999 (1999-09-22) (France)
Running time
107 minutes
Box office$766,920 [1]

The Letter (French: La Lettre, Portuguese: A Carta) is a 1999 French-Portuguese drama film directed by Manoel de Oliveira. It tells the story of a married woman who has feelings for another man, and who confesses her feelings to her friend, a cloistered nun. The film is loosely based on the 17th century French novel The Princess of Cleves by Madame de Lafayette.[1]

The film was entered into the 1999 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize.[2]



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  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Letter". Retrieved 2009-10-06.

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