From Academy Award-wining director Tony Richardson (Tom Jones) comes this funny, touching and provocative comedy-drama based on John Irving’s best-selling novel. The gifted cast includes Oscar-winner Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs) and Rob Lowe (The West Wing) as a brother and sister who share an extreme bond, and Beau Bridges (The Fabulous Baker Boys) as their eccentric father, Win Berry. When the motley Berry clan set out on an adventure to fulfil their father’s lifelong dream of owning a hotel, their quest takes them to Vienna to help manage a rundown establishment filled with hookers, terrorist bombers, and a girl in a bear suit (Nastassja Kinski – Tess). But when this tribe of oddballs encounters a healthy dose of heartbreak, they must find a way to stay together.
Cecil Antonio “Tony” Richardson (5 June 1928 – 14 November 1991) was an English theatre and film director and producer.
Richardson was born in Shipley, Yorkshire in 1928, the son of Elsie Evans (Campion) and Clarence Albert Richardson, a chemist. He attended Ashville College, Harrogate and Wadham College, Oxford.
Representative of the British “New Wave” of directors, he developed the ideas that led to the formation of the English Stage Company, along with his close friend George Goetschius and George Devine. He directed John Osborne’s seminal play Look Back in Anger at the Court, writing both the theatre and playwright into British theatrical history. In the same period he directed Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon.
In 1959, Richardson co-founded Woodfall Films with John Osborne, and, as Woodfall’s debut, directed the film version of Look Back in Anger despite having no track record in making feature films (he had, however, been a pioneer in Britain… read more