This multiple-Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski is an exquisite, richly layered adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles. A strong-willed peasant girl (Nastassja Kinski, in a gorgeous breakthrough) is sent by her father to the estate of some local aristocrats to capitalize on a rumor that their families are from the same line. This fateful visit commences an epic narrative of sex, class, betrayal, and revenge, which Polanski unfolds with deliberation and finesse. With its earthy visual textures, achieved by two world-class cinematographers—Geoffrey Unsworth (Cabaret) and Ghislain Cloquet (Au hasard Balthazar)—Tess is a work of great pastoral beauty as well as vivid storytelling.
Director : Roman Polau0144ski, Roman Polanski
Casts : John Collin, Tony Church, Nastassja Kinski, Brigid Erin Bates, Jeanne Biras, Peter Firth, John Bett, Tom Chadbon, Rosemary Martin, Geraldine Arzul, Stephanie Treille
Countrys : UK,France
Ratings : 7.3
Ratings Count : 12,856
Releasing : 1979-10-06
Time : 171