The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century.
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The story of the relationship between painter Dora Carrington and author Lytton Strachey in a World War One England of cottages and countryside. Although platonic due to Strachey's homosexuality, the relationship was nevertheless a deep and complicated one. When Carrington did develop a more physical relationship with soldier Ralph Partridge, Strachey was able to welcome him as a friend, although Partridge remained somewhat uneasy, not so much with Strachey's sexual orientation as with the fact that he was a conscientious objector. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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She had many lovers but only one love.


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Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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10 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A festőnő szerelmei  »

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$3,242,342 (USA)
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'Christopher Hampton' finally got to direct the script he'd been sitting on since 1976, but only because original helmer Mike Newell opted to direct Donnie Brasco (1997) instead. See more »

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Dora Carrington: It makes me think, you're only interested in me sexually.
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When this lousy war is over
Trad. Arranged and Performed by Laurence Payne
© DORA Productions LTD
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Love in its many forms
19 December 1999 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

When love comes, it doesn't always come in a form that allows its fullfillment, as Dora Carrington knows. Her lifelong love of Lytton, a man for whom romantic love only knows a male face, is both a source of great anguish and great joy. Emma Thompson portrays Dora with great sensitivity, depicting her other loves and lovers as genuine yet never enough to supplant her love of Lytton. In our society the love of "one and only" can be an oppressive ideal that few can attain, and Hollywood is its loudest proponent. This movie allows for a well thought out exploration on of the many other faces of true love. Superb acting, direction, editing, costuming, the works. I highly recommend it.


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