When Night Is Falling (1995)
When Night Is Falling (1995) Genre(s): Romance

Directed by: Patricia Rozema

Starring: Pascale Bussieres, Rachel Crawford, Henry Czerny, David Fox, Don McKellar, Tracy Wright, Clare Coulter

Synopsis: A mythology teacher at a Christian college finds her view of the world and herself changed more than slightly after falling in love with a beautiful circus performer.

Genie nominee: Actress (Pascale Bussieres), Supporting Actor (David Fox).

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Newt's movie review

It's artistic, beautiful, and filled with casually sensual imagery. The baseline of the story is certainly nothing unusual (girl thinks about marrying boy, girl has fling with other girl, girl falls for girl) but it's the circumstances that make it interesting (Camille works at a christian college, Petra is a circus performer). It's filled with soft sexy images that are beautifully done and captivating. It is definitely a film of artistic bent with a strong message regarding religion and positive lesbian attitudes, so expect a sermon or two. And also expect scenes of explicit sex.

I enjoyed it.

Added 21 June 2003 at 6:15 PM

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