1996 ~ The Portrait of a Lady (as Edward Rosier)

Directed by Jane Campion
Written by Laura Jones
Starring Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Barbara Hershey, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Donovan
Music by Wojciech Kilar
Distributed by Gramercy Pictures
Release date(s) 28 August 1996 (1996-08-28) (VFF), 24 December 1996 (1996-12-24) (United States), February 28, 1997 (1997-02-28) (United Kingdom)
Running time 142 minsutes
Country United Kingdom, United States
Language English, Italian

Info & Plot

The film tells the story of Isabel Archer (Kidman), an innocent young woman of independent means who is manipulated by her “friend” Madame Merle (Hershey) and the devious Gilbert Osmond (Malkovich). The film is relatively faithful to the novel but caused controversy with an interpolated dream sequence in which Isabel has an erotic fantasy involving all of her suitors.