Ken Russell’s celebrated and controversial film is a lyrical take on love and death as experienced by a Britain ravaged by World War One.
Based on D H Lawrence’s acclaimed novel, it tells the story of two couples trapped between the pressure to follow convention and the urge to explore a Bohemian lifestyle. Set against the lush English landscape, the protagonists engage with nature in a direct and sensuous way, each searching for love but unsure what it means.
Featuring stunning performances by Alan Bates, Jennie Linden, Oliver Reed and Glenda Jackson (whose role earned her an Academy Award), Women in Love is opulently designed, beautifully shot and is an undisputed landmark of British
Cast and Crew:
Director: Ken Russell (Tommy, The Devils)
Cast: Alan Bates (Far From the Madding Crowd, The Go-Between), Oliver Reed (Oliver! Gladiator), Glenda Jackson (Sunday Bloody Sunday, A Touch of Class), Jennie Linden (A Severed Head, Hedda)
Awards and Reviews:
Nominated for 4 Academy Awards and winner for Best Actress (Glenda Jackson) (1971)
Golden Globe for Best English-Language Foreign Film (1971)
'Ken Russell's finest film’ (Sight & Sound)
‘Russell at his best’ (Film4)
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