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The Enchanted April

The book The Enchanted April was made into the movie Enchanted April.

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Book details for The Enchanted April

The Enchanted April was written by Elizabeth Von Arnim. The book was published in 1922 by Kessinger Publishing. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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And indeed Mr. Briggs seemed very much interested. He wanted to hear all about everything she had been doing from the moment she got there. He asked her if she had seen this, that, and the other in the house, what she liked best, which room she had, if sh... Read More
And indeed Mr. Briggs seemed very much interested. He wanted to hear all about everything she had been doing from the moment she got there. He asked her if she had seen this, that, and the other in the house, what she liked best, which room she had, if she were comfortable, if Francesca was behaving, if Domenico took care of her, and whether she didn't enjoy using the yellow sitting-room­the one that got all the sun and looked out towards Genoa.

Movie details for Enchanted April

The movie was released in 1992 and directed by Mike Newell, who also directed Good Father (1985), An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Donnie Brasco (1997) and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Josie Lawrence, Miranda Richardson, Alfred Molina, Neville Phillips, Jim Broadbent, Michael Kitchen, Joan Plowright, Polly Walker (II), Stephen Beckett, Matthew Radford, Davide Manuli, Vittorio Duse, Adriana Facchetti and Anna Longhi.

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This lovely, 1991 adaptation of Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel has a superb cast and a tone so mellow you can feel your pulse get slower. Josie Lawrence and Miranda Richardson play a pair of unhappily married women who rent an Italian villa for a month, shar... Read More
This lovely, 1991 adaptation of Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel has a superb cast and a tone so mellow you can feel your pulse get slower. Josie Lawrence and Miranda Richardson play a pair of unhappily married women who rent an Italian villa for a month, sharing the rent with a crusty Englishwoman (Joan Plowright) and a lonely aristocrat (Polly Walker). Sun, rest, sinking into the green grass for long naps--they all have a soulful effect on the quartet, and then on the men in their lives who make a surprise visit. Mike Newell (Into the West) directs with seeming effortlessness, and it is impossible not to be swayed by the promise of restoration for these burdened characters--or for anyone alive. Wonderful performances all around, including a particularly sensitive one by Alfred Molina and a very funny one by Jim Broadbent. --Tom Keogh