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High Art

High Art
  • 1999
  • US
  • 102 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Lisa Cholodenko
  • Cast: Ally Sheedy, Radha Mitchell, Patricia Clarkson.

A refreshingly intelligent tale of doomed lesbian love, writer/director Cholodenko's debut feature chronicles the complex romance between ambitious picture editor Syd (Mitchell) and once famous photographer Lucy Berliner (Sheedy). The over-written script has a studied, airless feel, but the scenes of sexual tension and trembling desire between Syd and Lucy achieve a palpable erotic charge.

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