The Nun's Story starring Audrey Hepburn, Colleen Dewhurst, Dean Jagger, Peter Finch, Peggy Ashcroft, Edith Evans
Inspired by Patricia Bosworth's book Diane Arbus: A Biography, Fur pays homage to a brilliant artistic talent who challenged accepted notions of beauty and ugliness, and forever changed photography through her radical techniques and subject matter. Aptly, director Steven Shainberg and screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson have conjured Fur not as a biopic, but as something different, unique and mysterious, intertwining real aspects of Arbus's life with invented characters and an imaginary narrative. It is a new way of cinematically approaching the portrayal of an historically important person, and captures the real dilemma of a 1958 housewife who is torn between love for her husband and children, and her profound need to create and explore.
The Nun's Story -- A young woman enters the convent and cares for the indigent, but as World War II breaks out, her free spirit and hatred for the enemy make her question her calling to God.
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus -- Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus (Kidman) falls in with Lionel Sweeney (Downey Jr.), an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twent
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From the window of her New York apartment, lonely housewife locks eyes with a masked figure on the street, a mysterious new neighbor whose sharp gaze strips the veneer off her tidy reality.
Diane Arbus is a typical wife and mother until she meets her eccentric new neighbor Lionel. The once-content housewife soon transforms into a visionary artist in this intimate portrait of the iconic photographer's creative journey.
This powerful biographical drama was the top-grossing film the year it was released, garnered eight Oscar nominations, and boasts one of the greatest performances by the legendary Audrey Hepburn. A young woman enters the convent and cares for the indigent in the Belgian Congo, but as World War II breaks out, her free spirit and hatred for the enemy make her question her calling to God. Co-starring Academy Award-winner Peter Finch ("Network") and Emmy-winner Colleen Dewhurst ("Murphy Brown"), in a performance Leonard Maltin calls "electrifying".
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