44 Ratings

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

directed by Simon Callow
United Kingdom, 1991


Merchant Ivory’s The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, based on the novella by Carson McCullers and the play by Edward Albee, is both a grotesque black comedy and a prime slice of Southern Gothic set in a poverty-stricken rural community dominated by the curious, androgynous character of Miss Amelia.

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