A young strong-willed peasant girl, becomes the affection of two men, in the end tragically falling into the arms of one. Or, a poor girl in late 1800s England is used and abused in her search for love, affection and devotion. Based on novel from Thomas Hardy, directed by Roman Polanski, starring Nastassja Kinski as Tess, Peter Firth and Leigh Lawson. Besides the great performances, a wonderful tragic story, I also loved the cinematography of Polanski’s adaption. And Kinski never looked more beautiful.
Won 3 Oscars
A rural clergyman in 19th century England tells Durbeyfield, a simple farmer, that he is descended from the illustrious d’Urberville family — now extinct. Or maybe not. Durbeyfield sends his daughter Tess to check on a family named d’Uberville living in a manor house less than a day’s carriage ride away. Alec d’Urberville is delighted to meet his beautiful “cousin” and seduces her with strawberries and roses. Actually Alec has gotten his illustrious name and coat of arms by purchasing them. Tess too takes up the game of illusion when she finds, loses and finds again her true love Angel.