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3.3
97 Ratings

Desert Hearts

Directed by Donna Deitch
United States, 1985
Drama, Gay & Lesbian

Synopsis

While waiting for her divorce papers, a repressed professor of literature is unexpectedly seduced by a carefree, spirited young lesbian.

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Desert Hearts Directed by Donna Deitch

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

1986 | Winner: Dramatic (Special Jury Prize)

1986 | Honorable Mention: Dramatic Competition

2017

Locarno International Film Festival

1985 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

Film Independent Spirit Awards

1987 | Nominee: Best Female Lead

Toronto International Film Festival

1985

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