Leave All Fair - 1985
Pacific Films - 88 min.
Cast: John Gielgud, Jane Birkin, Feodor Atkine, Simon Ward.
Crew: Screenplay: Stanley Harper, Maurice Pons, Jean Betts, John Reid; Director of Photography: Bernard Lutic; Editor: Ian John; Music Director: Stephen McCurdy; Producers: John O'Shea, Dominique Antoine, Craig Walters; Director: John Reid.
John Middleton Murry visits France to finalize the publication of a collection of his late wife, Katherine Mansfield's, letters and journals. The publisher's girlfriend Marie (who physically resembles Mansfield) and Murry become friends. Marie gradually learns that Murry not only profited greatly from his publication of Mansfield's writings, but that as her editor he sacrificed the real Mansfield to his own romantic dream, and even that he published her letters and journals against her expressed wishes. At times a beautifully shot production, but indoor and night scenes are often far too dark. Also it sometimes is "contemplative", without dialogue and rather static, but worth viewing.
Censor Rating: PG -- Review Rating: B-
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