This feature film takes as its starting point writer Katherine Mansfield's posthumous instructions to her husband John Middleton Murry (Sir John Gielgud) regarding her work, and his subsequent handling of them. The story shifts between the publication of Mansfield's letters 33 years after her death and memories of Mansfield. Jane Birkin plays both Mansfield and a publisher's mistress who provokes revision of Middleton Murry's decisions. Filmed in France, the Pacific Films-produced, John Reid-directed film was praised by Variety as "an affecting experience."
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Television, 2011 (Excerpts)
A telefeature looking at Mansfield’s teen years
Television, 1986 (Full Length)
A documentary on Mansfield
Television, 1983 (Full Length)
An adaptation of Mansfield’s famous short story
Film, 1982 (Trailer and Excerpts)
Also directed by John Reid
Film, 1990 (Trailer and Excerpts)
Another biographical tale of a famous NZ writer
Film, 2008 (Trailer and Excerpts)
Another Kiwi director working in Europe
1985 Taormina International Film Festival
Special Jury Citation Commendation (John Gielgud)
Nominated for: Golden Charybdis
1985 Orleans Film Festival
Best Actress, Jane Birkin
1986 Karlovy Very Film Festival (Czechoslovakia)