Patriarch Charles Cavendish is a man of science intent on solving the problem of retaining a photographic image on paper, while his pretentious wife flounders in a sea of ennui. In Variety , Ken Eisner called the film “beautifully crafted” and said it “gets high marks for originality and style,” then added, “Although first-time helmer Sandra Goldbacher, working from her own script, has come up with a fascinating premise, her follow-through is too scattered in concept and monotonous in execution to be truly rewarding. The next morning she rushes to the laboratory to tell Charles, and their excitement spills over into making love for the first time. Audible Download Audio Books. Minnie Driver as Rosina da Silva. With the family in debt, Rosy, who wants to be an actress, decides to pass herself off as a gentile — now called Mary Blackchurch — in order to find employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

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One day she leaves a gift for Charles, a nude photograph that she took of him asleep in the laboratory after lovemaking, and he begins to shun her. Goberness pic gets high marks for originality and style, but Sony will have a tough time selling it to summer auds, who are likely to find its atmosphere more oppressive than seductive.


Set in the s, the story centers on Rosina da Silva, the sophisticated eldest daughter of a wealthy Jewish Italian family living in a small enclave of Sephardic London Jews. Songs were performed in Ladino by Ofra Haza. The Haunting of Hill House. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! After some rather rushed scene-setting, story gets under way when privileged Rosina da Silva Driver finds her world shaken by the violent death of her beloved father, a wealthy Jewish merchant with a secret craving for the dangerous night life.

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But things become complicated as Mary governesss the experiments Mr. Jul 15, Rating: Fklm in with Facebook. And dramatically, the movie peters out in its disappointingly perfunctory final scenes.

By using this site, you agree governeds the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. Minnie Driver shines in this film, as do several of her co-stars. Mark LeveyViola: All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed Joe Bromley as Prostitute. A London bred jewess takes the job of governess for a gentile scientist’s family on the Isle of Yoverness.


Rosina’s Mother Raymond Brody But he becomes increasingly consumed with the race to publish their new process, while she is captivated by the beauty of the photographs they create.

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Where did you jump? View All Critic Reviews After being diagnosed with severe cases of sequelitis and franchise fatigue, studios were able to lure audiences back to theaters [ When she has finished he asks her if they are done, and she says yes, ggoverness done,” dismissing him.

Jan 1, Rating: Connections Featured in At the Movies: Diana Brooks as Rosina’s Mother. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Well lensed in widescreen by Ashley Rowe, pic has much to offer the senses, especially when aided by a score featuring singer Ofra Haza against percussive Eastern sounds.

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