quarta-feira, 17 de abril de 2024

The Whales of August (Lindsay Anderson, 1987)

It's August. Like they have most summers, elderly widowed sisters Libby Strong and Sarah Webber, who live in Philadelphia, are staying together in the family's summer cottage on an island off the coast of Maine. The cottage, which now belongs to Sarah, has been in their family most of their lives, was the family's summer getaway from Philadelphia when they were younger. There are a few people who have been friends or acquaintances on the island, including the outspoken Tisha Dought, and Joshua Brackett. Someone new at least to Sarah's social circle is Mr. Maranov, a former Russian aristocrat. His stay on the island is threatened when his landlady, Hilda Partridge, passes away. Sarah and Libby have come to the realization they are in the respective twilight of their lives,

Director

Lindsay Anderson

Stars

    Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sotherm, Harry Carey Jr. , Mary Steenburgen

VIDEO LINK https://youtu.be/xvLVt87lZu4

   Subs: English, Portuguese

Screen legend Lillian Gish was 93 when she co-starred in this film, making her the oldest actress ever to feature in a leading role.

Actor Vincent Price and actress Bette Davis had both previously appeared in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) around forty-eight years earlier.

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