THE DEAD
1987, Lionsgate, 83 min, Dir: John Huston

John Huston's elegiac final film is one of his best, a moving meditation on love, art, faith and marriage. Adapted from a short story by James Joyce, the film depicts one night in the life of a group of friends and relatives who gather for a Christmas party. Among the celebrants are Gabriel Conroy (Donal McCann) and his wife, Gretta (Anjelica Huston), whose relationship becomes the focus of the ensemble piece when Gretta tells a story that forces Gabriel to re-evaluate his marriage and his life.


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