The Whisperers
First screened in May 2010 / Most recently screened in July 2013
Director: Bryan Forbes. Cast: Edith Evans, Gerald Sim, Avis Bunnage, Eric Portman, Ronald Fraser, Nanette Newman, Harry Baird, Jack Austin, Michael Robbins, Penny Spencer, Kaplan Kaye, Robin Bailey, Margaret Tyzack, Allan O'Keefe, Francis Flynn. Screenplay: Bryan Forbes (based on the novel by Robert Nicolson).

Twitter Capsule: Maybe even slower than necessary; strains to generate incident. But superb as mood piece and character study. Evans!

VOR:   Remembered for Evans, and she's more than enough, but the portrait of London is insinuating. Sturdy case of mid-60s UK realism, albeit in a slightly spooked-out key.

Photo © 1967 Seven Pines/United Artists

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Edith Evans

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actress (Drama): Edith Evans
Best Foreign Film

Other Awards:
Berlin Film Festival: Best Actress (Evans); OCIC Award
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Evans)
National Board of Review: Best Actress (Evans)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Actress (Evans); Best British Cinematography, B&W (Gerry Turpin)

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