The Portrait of a Lady (film)

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The Portrait of a Lady
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jane Campion
Produced by Steve Golin
Monty Montgomery
Screenplay by Laura Jones
Based on The Portrait of a Lady
by Henry James
Starring
Music by Wojciech Kilar
Cinematography Stuart Dryburgh
Edited by Veronika Jenet
Production
company
Distributed by Gramercy Pictures
Release date
  • 28 August 1996 (1996-08-28) (VFF)
  • 24 December 1996 (1996-12-24) (United States)
  • 28 February 1997 (1997-02-28) (United Kingdom)
Running time
142 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States
Language English
Box office $3.7 million (United States)

The Portrait of a Lady is a 1996 film adaptation of Henry James's novel The Portrait of a Lady directed by Jane Campion.

The film stars Nicole Kidman, Barbara Hershey, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Donovan, Shelley Duvall, Richard E. Grant, Shelley Winters, Viggo Mortensen, Valentina Cervi, Christian Bale, and John Gielgud.

Premise[edit]

The film tells the story of Isabel Archer, an innocent young woman of independent means who is manipulated by her "friend" Madame Merle, and the devious Gilbert Osmond.

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Reception[edit]

The Portrait of a Lady received mixed reviews from critics, as it holds a 43% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 28 reviews.

Awards[edit]

The film was released in 1996 and won several awards for costuming, screenplay, as well as acting awards for Hershey and Donovan. It was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Barbara Hershey) and Best Costume Design. (Janet Patterson)[1]

Home media[edit]

On December 11, 2012, Shout! Factory released The Portrait Of A Lady: Special Edition on DVD and Blu-ray.[2]

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