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16 Ratings

The Passion of Ayn Rand

Directed by Christopher Menaul
United States, 1999
Drama, Biography, TV Movie

Synopsis

Biographical movie on the late novelist and philosopher, Ayn Rand (Helen Mirren), focusing on the 15-year affair between Rand and her young protege Nathaniel Branden, her friendship with her lover’s wife Barbara Branden and her relationship with her husband, artist Frank O’Connor.

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The Passion of Ayn Rand Directed by Christopher Menaul

Awards & Festivals

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2000 | 2 nominations including: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Golden Globes (USA)

2000 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

2000 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

What are people saying?

  • anarresti's rating of the film The Passion of Ayn Rand

    Adapted from Barbara Branden's biography of Ayn Rand. And as such it is still a Randian depiction of Rand. Barbara Branden, when she published her book, caused a split among Randians. Read this* nytimes article. Too bad there isn't a good film (that I know of) about such an influential figure in todays ideology and politics. This one tries to have a bit of a Hollywood classic atmosphere, with its jazzy soundtrack.