10 June 2012

Polanski's Tess

If you haven't seen Roman Polanski's 'Tess' (1979), a film that very closely follows Thomas Hardy's 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles', you have a treat in store.
Although saying that, Hardy's tale is heartbreaking and Polanski's beautifully shot film is equally good at pulling on the heart strings. Natsassja Kinski is Tess and absolutely beautiful in it.
I had to watch it in short bursts the last time I saw it as it's too full on to watch in one sitting.