Literary Flicks - The Painted Veil

Starts:Tuesday, August 13, 2013  6:30 PMEnds:Tuesday, August 13, 2013  8:35 PM



Newport Public Library

35 NW. Nye St

Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

The Painted Veil is a 2006 film based on W. Somerset Maugham's 1925 novel. British socialite Kitty (Naomi Watts) marries Walter Fane (Ed Norton), a timid bacteriologist, and they soon find they have nothing in common. When Walter learns of his wife's infidelity, he impulsively volunteers to work in a Chinese village stricken with a major cholera epidemic. While Walter's actions are meant to punish Kitty rather than reflect his own benevolence, the daily trials of living in a community in crisis have a striking impact on the couple, giving them a new and deeper perspective on their relationship. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score. (125 min.)

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