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Hilary and Jackie

6.6
1,215
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Original title
Hilary and Jackie
Year
Running time
122 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Frank Cottrell Boyce (Book: Hilary du Pré, Piers du Pré)
Music
Barrington Pheloung
Cinematography
David Johnson
Cast
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Producer
British Screen / Channel Four Films / The Arts Council
Genre
Drama | Disease. Music. Biography
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
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.
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