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THE HOUSE OF MIRTH


Year: 2000
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: FilmFour
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Eric Stoltz, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Jodhi May, Elizabeth McGovern
Director: Terence Davies
Country: UK
USA & UK: 140 mins
USA Rated: PG for thematic material
UK Certificate: PG for mild language, violence and drugs use
USA Release Date: 22 December 2000 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York )
UK Release Date: 13 October 2000


Synopsis

Lily Bart (Gillian Anderson) is a ravishing socialite at the height of her success who quickly discovers the precariousness of her position when her beauty and charm start attracting unwelcome interest and jealousy.

Torn between her heart and her head, Lily always seems to do the right thing at the wrong time. She seeks a wealthy husband and, in trying to conform to social expectations, she misses her chance for real love with Lawrence Selden (Eric Stolz).

Her quest for a husband comes to a scandalous end when she is falsely accused of having an affair with a married man and is rejected by society and her friends.

Gillian Anderson stars in THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, adapted and directed by Terence Davies based on the novel by Edith Wharton, and also starring Eric Stolz, Dan Aykroyd, Laura Linney, Anthony Lapaglia, Elizabeth McGovern, Eleanor Bron and Jodhi May.










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