Directed by: John Curran
Staring: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Live Schreiber, Diana Rigg and Toby Jones
Set in 1920’s China this adaptation of a Somerset Maugham story is a beautifully shot tale of infidelity, revenge and redemption. Kitty (Naomi Watts) is the errant wife of Walter ( Edward Norton) a straight-laced English doctor in China who takes her to a remote, cholera-stricken province. Diana Rigg plays the mother superior of an orphanage for Chinese children. Stuart Dryburgh’s cinematography is highly commended and the wonderful scenery – it was actually shot in China – great performances and a superb story make for a rich experience.