Two Lovers

The romantic drama Two Lovers is the perfect small movie. James Gray and his co-writer, Ric Menello, were inspired by Dostoevsky’s short story “White Nights” and especially by the exquisite 1957 movie version by Luchino Visconti.

In Visconti’s version, Marcello Mastroianni plays the restless young man who falls passionately in love with a woman he meets on the street (Maria Schell). Emotionally, she’s out of his reach, in thrall to an absent lover to whom she’s waiting to be reconciled.

 

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