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Being Julia

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Original title
Being Julia
Running time
105 min.
Canada Canada
Ronald Harwood (Novel: W. Somerset Maugham)
Mychael Danna
Lajos Koltai
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Co-production Canada-United States-Hungary-United Kingdom; Myriad Pictures / Serendipity Point Films / First Choice Films / Hogarth Productions. Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Drama. Comedy. Romance | Stage Play. 1930s
Movie Groups
W. Somerset Maugham Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
London, year 1938. Concerned that her fading youth and beauty will being to affect her career, estranged from her only son and pretending to be ignorant of her husband's philandering, Julia is adrift in the world, searching for some way in which to regain the spark of passion. She seems to find that renewed fervor when she meets Tom, a young American admirer who also happens to be her son's best friend. Tom sweeps Julia off her feet, and the aging celebrity embarks on an illicit affair which, if discovered, would create a social scandal that could ruin her already-waning career and destroy her rocky marriage.
2004: Nominated for Oscar: Best Leading Actress (Annette Bening)
2004: Golden Globes: Best Actress Comedy or Musical (Annette Benning)
2004: Nominated for Goya: Best European Movie
2004: National Board of Review: Best Actress
2004: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Annette Bening)
2004: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actress
2005: European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award - Best Director
2004: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Annette Bening)
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