Fine adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel with some interesting visual sequences typical of director Russell's style.
It is 1920s England. Jackson is a free-thinking artist who, along with her schoolteacher sister, Linden, watches from a graveyard as Gurney and Christopher Gable are married. Later, at an outdoor luncheon given for the couple, the two women meet Reed and Bates. Bates, a school inspector,
constantly ruminates on the topic of love and begins a fledgling relationship with Linden. At a picnic at the plush home of Gurney's wealthy family, the newlyweds are lost beneath the dark waters of the estate's lake. When the water is drained from the lak...