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In Competition – Feature Films First film

THE SERPENT'S KISS

Directed by : Philippe ROUSSELOT

     Country : UNITEDKINGDOM

Length : 110 minutes

Synopsis

England, 1699. Thomas Smithers, a small industrialist, driven by vanity and his desire to impress his delightful wife Juliana, decides to transform his neglected garden into a work of art worthy of his social status. A young and brilliant Dutch landscape gardener, Meneer Chrome, is given the task of creating the masterpiece. Chrome is hired on James Fitzmaurices's advice, a sheming and jealous man who has orchestrated everything to bring Smithers to his downfall and regain the love of his cousin Juliana. But unexpected events will counter his diabolical plans : Juliana falls in love with Chrome, who in turn is taken by Thea, Juliana's strange young daughter... A storm that rocks the hearts, raises a devastating wind.

Credits

Philippe ROUSSELOT - Director

Tim ROSE PRICE - Script / Dialogue

Jean-François ROBIN - Cinematography

Goran BREGOVIC - Music

Mick AUDSLEY - Film Editor

Charles GARRAD - Set decorator

Casting

Pete POSTLETHWAITE - Thomas Smithers

Carmen CHAPLIN - Thea

Richard E. GRANT - James Fitzmaurice

Greta SCACCHI - Juliana

Ewan MCGREGOR - Meneer Chrome

Photos

Film poster © DR

In Competition – Feature Films 1997

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