Sasha at Awards Daily has come across the first still for the Weinstein Co.’s The Reader starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes.
The film has drummed up some controversy lately, but an agreed upon release of December 12 was decided and Kate will now compete against herself for some Oscar recognition between Reader and Revolutionary Road.
The Reader is based on the Bernhard Schlink novel of the same name and directed by Stephen Daldry who directed Nicole Kidman to an Oscar for The Hours in 2002. The film is a romantic drama set against the landscape of post-war Germany involving a 15 year-old boy and a 30-year-old woman. The affair suddenly ends only to have the two meet again eight years later under completely different circumstances.
When I saw that pic, the first thing I thought of was the scene(s?) in Heavenly Creatures when Juliet and Pauline are taking a bath together.
The Reader sounds interesting; I might have to check it out when it’s released…