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The Whales Of August

The Whales Of August
  • 1987
  • US
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
  • Written by: David Berry
  • Cast: Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern

Two elderly sisters spend the summer on the island in Maine where, sixty years previously, they watched the whales offshore. As old age sets in, their husbands are as dim a memory as the leviathans and they live increasingly in the past. Gentle weave of crotchety comedy and haunting drama, with Davis and Gish as indomitable and charming as ever: a latterday opportunity to savour the work of two great ladies of American cinema.

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