Archive for March 8th, 2007

Notes from a Scandal

Notes from a Scandal is a much nominated and award winning film of Zoe Heller’s book about Sheba, a young teacher who has an affair with a 15 year old pupil, and who is caught at it by a lonely older colleague Barbara.    It is an absorbing study of abuse of power:   Sheba’s over the boy, and Barbara over Sheba.

Dame Judy Dench’s performance as Barbara made the film worth going to see, but Richard Eyre’s directing was spot on too.  

Happily, this screen in Perth Cinema was reasonably clean – unlike the midden we had to sit in for our last visit.

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