Loving Highsmith

Loving Highsmith

Loving Highsmith is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith, focusing on Highsmith’s quest for love and her troubled identity through her personal diaries and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family. The film sheds new light on her life and writing, the best known of which were adapted for the big screen: Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and Carol, a partially autobiographical novel and the first lesbian story with a happy ending in 1950s America. But Highsmith herself was forced to lead a double life and had to hide her vibrant love affairs from her family and the public, reflecting on the ever-present subject only in her unpublished writings. Beautifully interweaving archival material of Highsmith and her most famous adaptations with excerpts from her unpublished writing voiced by actress Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Loving Highsmith is a vivid, touching portrait of one of our most fascinating and complex writers.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Eva Vitija

Writer:

  • Eva Vitija

Producers:

  • Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
  • Franziska Sonder
  • Lino Rettinger
  • Maurizius Staerkle-Drux

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