Magazine article New Internationalist

Lady Chatterley

Magazine article New Internationalist

Lady Chatterley

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Lady Chatterley

directed by Pascale Feran

Oh no, you may be thinking, not three hours in a darkened room* with D H Lawrence! That's too much for me. And you wouldn't be alone thinking that - Lawrence could be preachy, wrong-headed and politically dubious. Yet he was an astonishing visionary and Feran's film faithfully gives us his better side - delighting in small things and celebrating the sensual.

The story, following the second of the three Chatterley novels, is a simple one. Constance is married to Clifford, an impotent war-wounded paraplegic. Parkin is the gamekeeper on their estate. Constance and Parkin are drawn together by their love of the natural world and soon she is as interested in his pectorals as his partridges. …

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