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The Aspern Papers (2019)

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Set in Venice in 1885, Morton Vint (JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS), an ambiguous young writer fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern (JON KORTAJARENA), strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress, Juliana Bordereau (VANESSA REDGRAVE). Now, decades later, Juliana lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece (JOELY RICHARDSON), whom she dominates and Morton will come to seduce. But do these letters really exist and what scandalous information about Juliana and Aspern will they bring to the surface?

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Cast

Vanessa Redgrave
as Juliana Bordereau
Jon Kortajarena
as Jeffrey Aspern
Lois Robbins
as Mrs. Prest
Poppy Delevingne
as Signora Colonna
Morgane Polanski
as Valentina Prest
Alice Aufray
as Young Juliana
Nicolas Hau
as The Romantic Poet
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[A] peculiar and ineffectual film.

January 11, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Landais has made a version of "Aspern" that is too often uncertain and unconvincing despite the good work of his female stars.

January 10, 2019 | Full Review…

More lifeless than its namesake's long-dead body.

January 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Richardson is strong enough to survive inept direction, but the rest of the performances range from bad to wincingly bad, including the distractingly modern types on the edges.

January 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It's like a Merchant-Ivory film - on Quaaludes.

January 9, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The film is smart, literary, nuanced, slightly stagy - and pedigreed to within an inch of its life. It practically reeks of dusty, yellowed pages and engraved-leather bookbinding.

January 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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