"Loving Highsmith": documentary/biography film

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To risk straying from topic right off the bat: I wonder if anyone is ever going to make a movie about Xenia Cage, and her marriage with John Cage.

"In 1935, she married John Cage; they divorced in 1945 when a ménage à trois with Merce Cunningham became a private affair between the two men [...] In a 1992 interview, John Cage noted [...] that due to Xenia's 'barby' wit, 'if I telephone her or write to her, I take my life in my hands'."
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BLURB REVIEW (Rotten Tomatoes): Loving Highsmith is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family. Focusing on Highsmith's quest for love and her troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing.

Most of Highsmith's novels were adapted for the big screen; the best known of these are Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Carol, a partly autobiographic novel, was the first lesbian story with a happy ending to be published 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. Only in her unpublished writings did she reflect on her private life. Excerpts from these notes voiced by Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Top of the Lake), beautifully interwoven with archive material of her and her most famous novel adaptions, create a vivid, touching portrait of one of the most fascinating female writers.



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