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Loving Highsmith

Directed by Eva Vitija
Switzerland, Germany
83 minutes
All Ages
Drawing on the diaries of American novelist Patricia Highsmith, an intimate portrait of the brilliant writer of screenplay-ready stories whose own gay desires were repressed.
Texan novelist Patricia Highsmith has long been acclaimed for her strange, cinematic stories of suspense, which captured the imaginations of directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Todd Haynes, and Anthony Minghella. Best known for penning The Talented Mr. Ripley and sequels, Highsmith also wrote Carol (aka The Price of Salt), her only novel to feature an unequivocal lesbian relationship. In this intimate documentary, Highsmith’s unpublished diaries lyrically intermingle with the personal accounts of people who knew and loved her. The heart-rending character study depicts a visionary female writer, forced to repress her innate desires by a heteronormative society.
Loving Highsmith is a beautiful tribute to love between women.
Muriel Del Don, Cineuropa

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Sat 29 Oct
Majestic Cinemas Sawtell
All Ages
Switzerland, Germany
In English, French and German with English subtitles
Eva Vitija
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