With consummate grace and exceptional style, Terence Davies transformed Edith
Wharton's caustic tragedy of manners into a somber, languid dream. New York,
1905: A charming, unmarried
woman of increasingly limited means, Lily knows her time is nearly up; she's In the rarefied air of high society, where a young woman's vocation lies
in marrying well and one false move can leave her reputation in tatters, Lily
Bart (Gillian Anderson) is playing a dangerous game.
getting older, she's been out in society for too long, and she's running up
debts she can't repay from the allowance her aunt (Eleanor Bron) grants her.
Lily piques the interest of a dull,...