Tess

  • 1979
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Drama

Roman Polanski's delicate, visually rich adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel places the supremely photogenic Nastassja Kinski in the title role. Peasant girl Tess Durbeyfield is sent to the estate of the wealthy d'Urbervilles by her desperate father after he learns that the two families are distantly related. It turns out, however, that the d'Urbervilles...read more

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(Movie Clip) The Noblest Branch Of The Family
English farmer's daughter Nastassia Kinski (title character) learns from her mother (Rosemary Martin) that the family is descended from nobility, her (more…)
(Movie Clip) Opening, Goodnight Sir John
After graphic credits for the actors, director Roman Polanski obscures a spectacular opening shot behind further credits, with a glimpse of the title (more…)
(Movie Clip) My Pretty Cousin
Idyllic then provocative scene by director Roman Polanski, Nastassia Kinski (title character) is a peasant farm girl sent to tell monied relatives tha (more…)

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  • Released: 1979
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Roman Polanski's delicate, visually rich adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic novel places the supremely photogenic Nastassja Kinski in the title role. Peasant girl Tess Durbeyfield is sent to the estate of the wealthy d'Urbervilles by her desperate father… (more)

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