The Deep Blue Sea
In THE DEEP BLUE SEA, aster chronicler of post-War England Terence Davies directs Rachel Weisz as a woman whose overpowering love threatens her well-being and alienates the men in her life. In a deeply vulnerable performance, Rachel Weisz plays Hester Collyer, the wife of an upper-class judge (Simon Russell Beale) and a free spirit trapped in a passionless marriage. Her encounter with Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot, throws her life in turmoil, as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated. The film is an adaptation of British playwright Terence Rattigan’s 1952 play, featuring one of the greatest roles for an actress in modern theatre.
Simon Russell Beale
"Grade: A! Passion defies reason in The Deep Blue Sea." LISA SCHWARZBAUM, ENTERTAIMENT WEEKLY
“Haunting and hypnotic...Rachel Weisz is incandescent” PETER TRAVERS, ROLLING STONE
“A sublime evocation of amour fou.” GRAHAM FULLER, FILM COMMENT
“A somber and powerful movie.” DAVID DENBY, THE NEW YORKER