Directed by Arnand Desplechin
A challenging but rewarding exploration of the ties between creative expression and self-discovery. In late 19th century London, a young Jewish woman who has yet to discover herself sets out to be an actress. Summer Phoenix in the difficult role of the girl who seems disconnected from life, but who yearns to live in the dream world of drama. Her awakening is a painful one, filled with heartbreak and violent self-punishment. Ian Holm is the veteran actor who tries to show her the way. In English. 142 minutes.