The English Patient

  • Dir: Anthony Minghella

  • USA/UK, 1996, 162 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Lush and star-filled adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s complex, multi-layered novel, vividly evoking fleeting experiences and memories of lost love in times of war. Moving between the present in an isolated Italian monastery and the past at a Libyan oasis, we are drawn into the fateful triangle of an elegant British woman (Kristin Scott Thomas), her aviator husband (Colin Firth) and her lover (Ralph Fiennes), a cartographer who is mapping the Sahara in an expedition. Both passion and revenge shimmer through the stories of one survivor, horribly burnt, who recounts them to a nurse (Juliette Binoche), as she struggles to make sense of her own affections. Winner of 9 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

9 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, etc.

Berlin International Film Festival: Best Actress

8/2 (SAT): Film talk with William Lau


    In-theatre Screening

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