The Sheltering Sky
It is the story of American artists Porte and Kate Moresby (John Malkovich and Debra Winger), who are fighting a battle with their contemporary reality. Now, the duo are looking for new experiences that can give new meaning to their lives, especially their relationship. In a short period, the pair appear to be drifting into the void in North Africa after the war during that period.
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James Sanford on Film
August 05, 2003 Soul searching is rarely a thrill a minute but it's rarely as tedious as this. ...Oscar-bait it may be, but "The Sheltering Sky" is more deserving of the First Annual Chicken Little Award.Read in Source
January 01, 2000 The book is so complete, so deep and so self-contained that it shuts the movie out. Bertolucci shows us the outsides and the surfaces, and a person seeing this movie without having read the book might ask what it is about.Read in Source
December 07, 2007 Brimming with obscure meaning and devoid of drive and fervor, the film dries up in that symbolic desert sun, the victim of its own pretensions and a casualty of trying to film something best suited to the realm of cult literature.Read in Source
June 24, 2006 As you'd expect, it's a big, handsome film, rich and strange in psychological depths and eroticism. Malkovich and Winger play woundingly well.Read in Source
December 07, 2007 A disappointingly reductive adaptation of Paul Bowles's first novel.Read in Source
New York Times
May 20, 2003 A long, beautifully modulated cry of despair.
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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