Ah, the magic of the movies. Director Beeban Kidron and writer Tim Willocks have miraculously transformed Amy Foster,
Joseph Conrad's deeply personal tale of alienation and despair into a cheap melodrama full of romance, forbidden passions and doomed
lovers. Conrad's squat and dull Amy Foster is transformed into a luminous 19th-century beauty (Rachel Weisz), a misunderstood pagan creature who dances in the rain, hangs out in caves and collects whatever garbage the tide washes up on the rocky coast of her tiny Cornish village. One day, the sea
sends her a very special gift in the virile shape of Yanko Gooral (Vincent Perez), sole survivor of a wrecked ship wh...