• 2009
  • UK / Germany
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Written by: Christopher Hampton
  • Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates
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Adapted from Colette's controversial 1920s novels 'Cheri' and 'The Last of Cheri', which centres on a six-year love affair between a young man (Friend) and an aging courtesan (Pfeiffer) and its aftermath, Stephen Frears' film is a complex and visually exquisite meditation on ageing and loss; themes that are effected on both a narrative and formal level.

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Edinburgh International Film Festival

1 Jun 2009

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is a firm highlight in the capital’s calendar. Here Anna Docherty gives you the low-down on what to expect


30 Apr 20093 stars

ROMANCE Adapted from Colette’s controversial 1920s novels Cheri and The Last of Cheri, which centre on a six-year love affair between a young man, Cheri, and ageing courtesan Lea de Lonval, and its aftermath, Stephen Frears’ film is a complex and…

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