Martin Scorsese, one of the great directors of our time, directs Oscar®-winner Daniel Day-Lewis (1989 Best Actor, My Left Foot), Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder in a brilliant adaptation of Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. A ravishing romance about three wealthy New Yorkers caught in a tragic love triangle, the ironically-titled story chronicles the grandeur and hypocrisy of high society in the 1870s. At the center of the film is Newland Archer (Day-Lewis), an upstanding attorney who secretly longs for a more passionate life. Engaged to the lovely but ordinary socialite May Welland (Ryder), Newland resigns himself to a life of quiet complacency. But when May’s unconventional cousin returns to New York amid social and sexual scandal, Newland risks everything for a chance at true love. The Age of Innocence is a spellbinding portrait of hidden romance and regret.
Martin Scorsese was born in New York City and soon developed a passion for cinema and a particular admiration for neo-realist cinema which inspired him and influenced his view or portrayal of his Sicilian heritage. After graduating from NYU Film School in 1966 and making a number of shorts, he shot his first feature-length film Who’s That Knocking at My Door (1968) with fellow student, actor Harvey Keitel, and editor Thelma Schoonmaker both of whom were to become long-term collaborators. Mean Streets followed in 1973 and provided the benchmarks for the ‘Scorsese style’. After Scorsese directed Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, the trio was reunited for the dark journey of Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver. After New York, New York Scorsese released Raging Bull. The acclaimed biography of middleweight fighter Jake LaMotta was followed by exploration of fans as pariah in The King of Comedy, dark-comic dreams in After Hours and pool sharks in The Color of Money. Scorsese outraged some religious… read more
Un film in costume perfetto, di una bellezza struggente.è una meravigliosa messa in scena di un 'epoca e della sua aristocrazia,costellata di uomini e donne schiavi di rigide convenzioni sociali che ne limitano le scelte per tutta la durata della loro vita. Una sublime meticolosità nel descrivere gesti e dettagli,con colori e pitture degne dell epico Barry Lyndon; Scorsese in assoluto stato di grazia.4*
It’s relevant, if not important, to begin any discussion of The Age of Innocence, by explaining why Edith Wharton’s novel makes sense as a Martin Scorsese project. Society in 19th century New York… read review
L’amour interdit, le triangle amoureux, la vision de la haute-société de la fin du dix-neuvième siècle, tels sont les sujets abordés dans cette oeuvre de Scorsese. Dans un film presque parfaitement… read review
I really think this is one of Scorsese’s most under-rated movies. It’s my favourite Daniel Day Lewis performance. He holds back so much it becomes so painful to watch him. Not only is his performance… read review