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Tess

Tess

A Feature film by Roman Polanski

Produced by Renn Productions, Burrill Productions Ltd

Release in France : 31/10/1979

    Synopsis

    In the Victorian period, a rural clergyman tells John Durbeyfield, a simple farmer, that he is descended from the illustrious d'Urberville family -- now extinct. Or maybe not. Durbeyfield sends his daughter Tess to check on a family named d'Uberville living in a manor house less than a day's carriage ride away. Alec d'Urberville is delighted to meet his beautiful "cousin" and seduces her with strawberries and roses. Actually, Alec has gotten his illustrious name and coat of arms by purchasing them. Tess also takes up the game of illusion when she finds, loses and finds again her true love Angel Claire.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (11)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Renn Productions, Burrill Productions Ltd

    French distribution :

    AMLF

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (21)

    Executive Producer :

    Claude Berri

    Author of original work :

    Thomas Hardy

    Associate Producer :

    Jean-Pierre Rassam

    Screenwriters :

    Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach, John Brownjohn

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Pierre Ruh

    Assistant Operators :

    François Lauliac, Eric Brach

    Editor :

    Alastair Mac intyre

    Continuity supervisor :

    Sylvette Baudrot

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Costume designers :

    Thérèse Ripaud, Caroline de Vivaise

    Still Photographer :

    Bernard Prim

    Assistant directors :

    Romain Goupil, Thierry Chabert

    Producers :

    Claude Berri, Timothy Burrill

    Line Producer :

    Pierre Grunstein

    Directors of Photography :

    Ghislain Cloquet, Ph. Geoffroy Unsworth

    Sound Assistant :

    Louis Gimel

    Camera Operator :

    Jean Harnois

    Sound Editor :

    Hervé de Luze

    Production Designers :

    Pierre Guffroy, Jack Stephens

    Foley artist :

    Jean-Pierre Lelong

    Sound mixers :

    Alex Pront, Jean Nény

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French, English

    Coproducer countries :

    Great Britain, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    50% French (Great Britain, France)

    Production year :

    1979

    French release :

    31/10/1979

    Runtime :

    3 h 5 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    49738

    Visa issue date :

    26/10/1979

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Posters (3)

    Director

    News

    Festival Selections (8)

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2012

    Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan, 2012)

    Selection

    Film Cult(ure) - restored Classic and Stories

    TIFF - 2012

    TIFF (Canada, 2012)

    Selection

    Cinémathèque

    Academy Awards - 1981

    Academy Awards (United States, 1981)

    Selection (6)

    Oscar Nomination for Best Original Score : Philippe Sarde

    Nomination for Best Cinematography : Ghislain Cloquet, Ph. Geoffroy Unsworth

    Nomination for Best Costume Design : Anthony Powell

    Nomination for Best Art Direction : Pierre Guffroy, Jack Stephens

    Academy Award nomination for Best Director : Roman Polanski

    Nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1980

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1980)

    Selection (6)

    Best Production Design : Pierre Guffroy

    Best Cinematography : Ghislain Cloquet

    Best Original Music : Philippe Sarde

    Best Director : Roman Polanski

    Best Actress : Nastassja Kinski

    Best Film

    Awards (2)

    Academy Awards - 1981

    Academy Awards (United States, 1981)

    Awards (2)

    Academy Award for Best Costumes : Anthony Powell

    Oscar for Best Art Direction : Pierre Guffroy, Jack Stephens

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1980

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1980)

    Awards (3)

    César Award for Best Director : Roman Polanski

    César Award for Best Cinematography : Ghislain Cloquet

    César Award for Best Film