Director: Anthony Minghella
Writers:Patricia Highsmith (novel), Anthony Minghella (screenplay)
Players: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law
A cult novel series, this version of The Talented Mr. Ripley, adapted for film in 1999, features a stellar cast. A sociopath, Tom Ripley is a man who can impersonate others with his ability to imitate and observe. One day he is assigned to return a man named Dickie, a rich playboy, from Italy to America.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: John Michael Hayes (screenplay), David Dodge (novel)
Players: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis
The film, in which Grace Kelly fills her eyes with elegant elegance, bears Hitchcock's signature. In the production, where a retired jewel thief tries to prove his innocence, Grace Kelly plays a spoiled young woman trying to protect her jewels. The Monte Carlo road where Grace Kelly was driving in the chase scene is the road where she crashed and died in real life 27 years later.
Director: Robert Guédiguian
Players: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meyla
The Villa tells the story of three brothers who come together for the purpose of visiting their decadent father. Martin, who lives in a villa by the sea in Marseille, is on his deathbed. An intruder who suddenly enters their lives changes all the balances while domestic reckoning continues. A production that won acclaim at the Toronto, Venice and San Sebastian film Festivals.
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Players: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
Call Me By Your Name, one of the most talked about films of recent years, is set in 1980s Italy. It decries the relationship between 17-year-old Elio and a young man, a PhD student who stays as a guest at their home. The production, which won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, received acclaim in many important organizations, including the BAFTA and Berlin film Festivals.
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