The House of Mirth – film for February

On Sunday February 9th, The House of Mirth (UK. 2007. Terence Davies. Cert.12. 134 mins) will be showing at 8 pm.

Stunning adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel about a woman’s quest to find a wealthy husband, set against a background of wealth and social hypocrisy in turn of the century New York.

The story of Lily Bart (Gillian Anderson), the beautiful society princess who miscalculates in her search for an advantageous match, and instead becomes a target of social shame. 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). Gillian Anderson stars at her very best.