LOVING HIGHSMITH

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First show: September 09

“In centering the writer’s sexuality in her lively and captivating documentary (the) filmmaker does a great service not only to fans of Highsmith’s, but to all of queer history.” – Indiewire

Co-presented by Frameline & outlook!

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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. The Price of Salt, a partly autobiographic novel later republished as Carol, 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 Only in her unpublished writings did she reflect on her private life.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 adaptation, create a vivid, touching portrait of one of the most fascinating female writers.

The Consulate General of Switzerland, co-presenter of the screening on September 9, is presenting a series of events in October highlighting Ticino, the Italian speaking region of Switzerland, where Patricia Highsmith spent a major part of her life.

Written and Directed by Eva Vitija. Photography: Siri Klug. Music: Noël Akchoté. Protagonists: Patricia Highsmith (voiced by Gwendoline Christie), Marijane Meaker, Monique Buffet. Switzerland, Germany. Language: in English, German, and French with English subtitles. 2022. DCP. 83 minutes.


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