09 20 Oct '24
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Terence Davies

The House of Mirth

135' - 2000 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: German, French, English
Director: Terence Davies Composer: Adrian Johnston With: Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Laura Linney

Terence Davies’ ‘The House of Mirth’, is a tragic love story set against a background of wealth and social hypocrisy in turn of the century in New York. The story is based on the classic Edith Wharton novel. Gillian Anderson stars as Lily Bart, a ravishing socialite at the height of her success who quickly discovers the precariousness of her position when her beauty and charm start attracting unwelcome interest and jealousy. Torn between her heart and her head, Lilly always seems to do the right thing at the wrong time. She seeks a wealthy husband and in trying to conform to social expectations, she misses her chance for real love with Lawrence Seldon (Eric Stolz).

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Terence Davies


Adrian Johnston


Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Laura Linney


Terence Davies, Edith Wharton

Director of Photography

Remi Adefarasin


Michael Parker


Olivia Stewart

More information


German, French, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom, Germany, France

Screenplay based on

"The House of Mirth" (Edit Wharton)




Terence Davies
Children (short, 1976), Madonna and Child (short, 1980), Death and Transfiguration (short, 1983), The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983), Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), The Long Day Closes (1992), The Neon Bible (1995), House of Mirth (2000), Of Time and the City (2008), The Deep Blue Sea (2011), Sunset Song (2015), A Quiet Passion (2016), But Why? (short, 2021), Benediction (2021)

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