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John Irvin

A month by the Lake

Edition 1996
92' - 1995 - Drama, Comedy, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: John Irvin Composer: Nicola Piovani With: Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox, Uma Thurman
This inoffensive slice of middle-aged romance gives Vanessa Redgrave an unusual space for her comic talents as the strong-willed and impetuous Miss Bentley who, after the death of her father, returns in spring 1935 to the Lake Como resort where she holidayed as a child. There she meets, falls for, and attempts to entangle fellow holidaymaker Major Wilshore. The pair arrange a series of dates, each of which end in minor disasters, and it all looks like just another case of failed holiday romance, until the flirtatious behaviour of the wilful Miss Beaumont persuades the Major to stay a while longer. However, it takes the arrival of a second suitor for Wilshore to stop dithering between the two ladies and realise where his true feelings lie.

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John Irvin


Nicola Piovani


Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox, Uma Thurman


Trevor Bentham

Director of Photography

Pasqualino De Santis


Peter Tanner


Robert Fox

More information



Countries of production

United States of America, United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"A Month by the Lake & Other Stories" (H.E. Bates)



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