The White Countess
First screened in January 2006
Director: James Ivory. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Madeleine Potter, Lynn Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, John Wood, Allan Corduner, Lee Pace. Screenplay: Kazuo Ishiguro. Twitter Capsule:
Merchant Ivory didn't go out repeating oldies, but the magic didn't come back, either. Intriguing but stilted.
A slight departure for its makers, but that doesn't make it a departure in any other way. Skimmable footnote to great careersthe actors' and Ishiguro's, too.