BREAKING AND ENTERING marks Anthony Minghella’s change of direction from the celebrated adaptations of the last decade back to the period of original writings such as TRULY MADLY DEEPLY. It also marks his return to film-making in London, in this case King’s Cross.
The major architectural and cultural change that Kings Cross is undergoing provides the landscape for a probing portrait of the possibilities of love and partnership – and forgiveness – in contemporary society.
The main character Will (played by Jude Law) finds himself caught between two worlds – his professional life and relationship with this partner Liv (Robin Wright-Penn) and that of the Bosnian refugee Amira (Juliette Binoche); the bridge between the two worlds is Amira’s son Miro, who steals from Will’s studio and leads him into Amira’s arms.
In the screenplay, Minghella deftly juggles multiple characters and their interlinked stories with clarity and poignancy. In his Introduction to this text, Minghella lays out the process by which the screenplay evolved into its final form.
Author: Anthony Minghella Publisher: Faber and Faber ISBN: 0571236464 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.6 x 1.2 cm
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