More Views

Sylvia Sylvia

Closed the London Film Festival in 2003 Closed the London Film Festival in 2003
£6.99

Description

Details

The story begins at Cambridge University in the 1950s, where the two young poets meet at a party and fall passionately in love. They marry and move to the US, where Plath has been offered a teaching post, but Hughes' career is beginning to take off and cracks appear in their marriage as his talent begins to overshadow hers, and she finds it increasingly difficult to continue writing.

They move back to the UK where they have two children, but when Hughes is unfaithful to Plath, she is bitterly jealous and angry; emotions that cause her to write some of her most brilliant poetry. Finally, the dark feelings take over and she commits suicide. The supporting cast includes Paltrow's real-life mother, Blythe Danner, as Sylvia Plath's mother. The story begins at Cambridge University in the 1950s, where the two young poets meet at a party and fall passionately in love. They marry and move to the US, where Plath has been offered a teaching post, but Hughes' career is beginning to take off and cracks appear in their marriage as his talent begins to overshadow hers, and she finds it increasingly difficult to continue writing.

They move back to the UK where they have two children, but when Hughes is unfaithful to Plath, she is bitterly jealous and angry; emotions that cause her to write some of her most brilliant poetry. Finally, the dark feelings take over and she commits suicide. The supporting cast includes Paltrow's real-life mother, Blythe Danner, as Sylvia Plath's mother.

Extras

Behind the scenes featurette

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5051429100340
Catalogue Number ICON10034
Year 2003
Director Christine Jeffs
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Icon Home Entertainment
Aspect ratio 16:9
Subtitles English HOH
Language(s) English
Running time 109 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 15

Tags