7:00pm – Weekly Watch: “English Patient” (Join here.)
Phone number: +1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 898 2235 3543
The sweeping expanses of the Sahara are the setting for a passionate love affair. A badly burned man, Laszlo de Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), is tended to by a nurse, Hana (Juliette Binoche), in an Italian monastery near the end of World War II. His past is revealed through flashbacks involving a married Englishwoman (Kristin Scott Thomas) and his work mapping the African landscape. Hana learns to heal her own scars as she helps the dying man. "Though it suffers from excessive length and ambition, director Minghella's adaptation of the Michael Ondaatje novel is complex, powerful, and moving." Available for streaming on Amazon and HBO.
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