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Year: 2003
USA: Focus Features
UK: Icon Film Distribution
Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Michael Gambon, Jared Harris, Blythe Danner, Lucy Davenport, Amira Casar, Eliza Wade
Director: Christine Jeffs
Country: UK
UK: 114 mins
USA Rated: R for sexuality/nudity and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and moderate sex
USA Release Date: 17 October 2003 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 30 January 2004


SYLVIA tells the true story of the passionate but ultimately tragic relationship between the poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, regarded as among the greatest poets of the twentieth century.

Beginning with their courtship as students at Cambridge, the film follows the course of their marriage as it spirals into a vortex of bitterness, infidelity and even violence - a sequence of events which over the period of a few short months produced both the astonishing outpouring of poetic work which would make Plath famous, and the profound mental distress which would lead to tragedy.

The film starts in 1956 when they first meet and is directed by the New Zealand filmmaker Christine Jeffs whose first feature was the acclaimed RAIN.

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