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Hilary and Jackie

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Original title
Hilary and Jackie
Running time
122 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Frank Cottrell Boyce. Book: Hilary du Pré, Piers du Pré
Barrington Pheloung
David Johnson
British Screen, Film4 Productions, The Arts Council
Drama | Disease/illness. Music. Biography
This movie tells the true story of the tragic life of the brilliant international concert cellist Jacqueline Du Pré and her sister, Hilary. Despite starting out in music together, Hilary chooses a more normal life in having a husband and children. Jacqueline gets married too but can never seem to quite achieve the happiness of the mundane life Hilary has and Hilary's devotion to her sister causes them to take some rather drastic measures in their lives. The irony of having a great musical ability fades away as Jacqueline transcends into a slow decline when struck with a deadly illness.
1998: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actress (Emily Watson), Supporting Actress (Rachel Griffiths)
1998: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Actress Drama (Emily Watson)
1998: 5 BAFTA Nominations, including Best Actress (Watson), Adapted Screenplay, Sound
1998: Nominated for Golden Lion in el Venice Film Festival: Director (Anand Tucker)
1998: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Watson) & Sup. Actress (Griffiths)
1999: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best Dir. and Actress (Watson). 4 Nom.
1998: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nominations, including Best Actress (Watson)
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