In The Deep Blue Sea, Master chronicler of post-War England, Terence Davies directs Rachel Weisz as a woman whose overpowering love threatens her well-being and alienates the men in her life. In a deeply vulnerable performance, Rachel Weisz plays Hester Collyer, the wife of an upper-class judge (Simon Russell Beale) and a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, throws her life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated. The film is an adaptation of British playwright Terence Rattigan’s 1952 play, featuring one of the greatest roles for an actress in modern theatre.
"Grade: A! Passion defies reason in The Deep Blue Sea."
“Haunting and hypnotic...Rachel Weisz is incandescent”
“A sublime evocation of amour fou.”
“A somber and powerful movie.”
The New Yorker
Winner! New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2012 - Best Actress, Rachel Weisz
Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012 Nominee - Best Actress, Rachel Weisz
London Critics Film Circle Awards 2012 ALFS Award Nominee - British Actress of the Year, Rachel Weisz
London Critics Film Circle Awards 2012 ALFS Award Nominee - Supporting Actor of the Year, Simon Russel Beale
BFI London Film Festival 2011 Nominee - Best Film
BFI London Film Festival 2011 - Closing Night Selection
Toronto International Film Festival 2011 - Official Selection
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2011 - Official Selection
San Sebastián Internation Film Festival 2011 Golden Seashell Award Nominee - Best Film
Interviews with Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston
Terrence Davies’ Master Class
Realizing the Director’s Vision
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