08 19 Oct '24

John Reid

Leave All Fair (Leave All Fair)

Edition 1985
88' - 1985 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: John Reid Composer: Stephen McCurdy With: John Gielgud, Jane Birkin, Féodor Atkine
It was only after her death that the work of New Zealand writer, Katherine Mansfield, became well known, thanks to her editor and husband, John Middleton-Murry. She had left New Zealand to travel around France, and she died there from tuberculosis. Thirty three years later, Middleton-Murry is invited to France to approve a new edition of her collected letters and journals, and there he meets a young woman, Marie Taylor (also from NZ) who reminds him strongly of his dead wife. As the two become friends, Marie starts reading old correspondence between Mansfield and her husband, and discovers the true nature of their relationship and that Mansfield's dying wishes regarding her writings have been ignored by the manipulative, and less-than-honest, Middleton-Murry.

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Credits

Director

John Reid

Composer

Stephen McCurdy

With

John Gielgud, Jane Birkin, Féodor Atkine

Scenario

Jean Betts, Stanley Harper, Maurice Pons

Director of Photography

Bernard Lutic

Editor

Ian John

Producer

John O'Shea

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

New Zealand, France

Year

1985

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