FILM: The White Countess
1930s Shanghai, a bitterley disillusioned and traumatised former US diplomat embarks on a relationship with a refugee Russian Countess, now reduced to working in the City bars. As Their curious relationship matures they are caught up in the fall of the city to the Japanese invaders. Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave star. A typically classy period piece notable as the final collaboration between director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant.
Running time: 138 minutes