The Painted Veil
- China / US
- 2h 5min
- Directed by: John Curran
- Cast: Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Diana Rigg, Toby Jones, Anthony Wong Chau Sang
- Language: English, Chinese, French
- Website: wip.warnerbros.com/paintedveil/
The third screen adaptation of Somerset Maugham's novel about an English couple (Norton and Watts) in 1920s China. Co-produced with the Chinese government, the production manages to step outside the domestic lives of the protagonists to become a genuinely touching romance and breathtaking piece of cinema.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
The Painted Veil23 Apr 2007
This third screen adaptation of Somerset Maugham’s novel, here directed by John Curran (We Don’t Live Here Anymore) and scripted by Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia), very successfully opens out Maugham’s astutely written but rather claustrophobic romance.
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