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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

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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

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

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)

Cesar for Best Director : Roman Polanski

César award for best cinematography : Ghislain Cloquet

César award for best film