Providence Poster

Release Date: July 20th, 2000

R|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Clive (John Gielgud), a frequently drunk author in declining health, is busy working on a new book at his Rhode Island home. The characters in his new story are based on his actual family, which includes his wife, Sonia (Ellen Burstyn) ; his illegitimate son, Kevin (David Warner) ; and his son, Claude (Dirk Bogarde). Clive embellishes their personalities, adding heavy symbolism to create a dark, surreal tale. When they all show up for a family meal, we learn about their true natures.

Cast: John Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, David Warner, Elaine Stritch, Cyril Luckham, Denis Lawson

Director: Alain Resnais

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: Société Française de Production, Citel Films, France 3 (FR 3), Action Films

Keywords: Escape, Offbeat, 1970s, Family, Mystery, Fascinating, Fall, Wife, Son, House