Poster for Cheri

Autumn 2009 Features series

Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 4:00pm
Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Stephen Frears

Screenplay by Christopher Hampton

Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones

Rated 14A · 1h 26m
United Kingdom, France, Germany

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Elegant, witty pleasures are what Michelle Pfeiffer, director Stephen Frears and writer Christopher Hampton — who last collaborated on 1988’s Dangerous Liaisons — carve out of this tale by the French novelist Colette. Set in Paris in the early 1900s, the film begins as retired courtesan Léa (Pfeiffer) enters into a six-year affair with Cheri (the excellent Rupert Friend), 19, the son of her colleague Charlotte (a wickedly frisky Kathy Bates). Léa and Cheri who pretend there is no such thing as love, are ultimately scarred by it. With Pfeiffer, 50, radiating uncommon beauty, grace and feeling, Frears offers a sophisticated romantic drama, wonderfully lush and witty—funny, stylish and made with class. From Peter Travers, Rolling Stone