The House of Mirth (2000)

Highly Recommended
UK/France/Germany/USA
Feature Film
Director: Terence Davies
Writers: Terence Davies, Edith Wharton
Cinematographer: Remi Adefarasin
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, Eric Stoltz, Terry Kinney, Eleanor Bron, Jodhi May, Elizabeth McGovern

With an affectingly nuanced performance from Anderson and a beautifully refined aesthetic, Davies’s elegant adaptation of Wharton’s bitingly satirical tragedy follows the fall from grace of a New York society lady at the beginning of the twentieth century – a fall brought about as much by her virtues as her vices, as her friends’ hypocrisies gradually and decidedly take their toll. Iain.Stott