“Tess” directed by Roman Polanski inspired by Thomas Hardy’s novel.


First I read and re-read the  novel by Thomas Hardy many times. I was in my twenties then and I loved it.

I must say,  I still enjoy XIXth century English novels by writers such as George Elliot, Jane Austen , The Brontë sisters,  Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens … the great age of English literature as far as I am concerned ( Elizabethan Shakespeare apart 😉  )

Today, weather permitting ( rainy and gloomy) , I am treating myself with the adaptation of the novel  Roman Polanski directed in 1979.  If my memory is not failing, its natural setting was filmed in a Breton village called Locronan