A Farewell to Arms

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Shown: January 16, 2014 at 6pm

Director : Frank Borzage

Country : USA

Release Date : 1932

Duration : 88 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No

This heart-rending romance between an ambulance driver (Gary Cooper) and a nurse (Helen Hayes) during WW1 will leave you weeping. Described by Time Out as “not only the best film version of a Hemingway novel, but also one of the most thrilling visions of the power of sexual love that even Borzage ever made … no other director created images like these, using light and movement like brushstrokes, integrating naturalism and a daring expressionism in the same shot. This is romantic melodrama raised to its highest degree.”

“Cooper was never more handsome, and the chemistry between him and Hayes glows from the screen.”  (Philip Kemp – Total Film)