The End of the Affair (1999)
To date, approximately 90 films have been made from the writings of Graham Greene. This film is the second film adaptation of the 1951 novel, The End of the Affair. (It was also turned into an opera in 2004.) It is a melancholic romance. A novel within a novel, or rather a novel within a film. The director Neil Jordan lends a marked sensitivity to his treatment of the story, which unfolds across different time periods and perspectives. Among other things, this tale of an unusual love triangle is made memorable by the exceptional portrayals of the main characters by Julianne Moore and Ralph Fiennes.
This year, Bridging Europe is looking to connect United Kingdom to Hungarian culture. One special element of all the films featured in this series is that they each have a link to Hungary. One of The End of the Affair's most dramatic scenes features an excerpt from a Zoltán Kodály piece, Sonata for Solo Cello.
In English, with Hungarian subtitles.
The discussions before and after the screenings are conducted in Hungarian.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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