Pathé announce The Heart Of Me

Pathé Distribution Limited have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Heart Of Me for 6th October 2003 with a retail price of £17.99. From acclaimed director Thaddeus O’Sullivan (Ordinary Decent Criminal) comes the passionate story of a love triangle between one man and two fiercely competitive and very different sisters. Starring Helena Bonham-Carter, Olivia Williams and Paul Bettany, The Heart of Me will offer the following on this DVD release...

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English DD5.1 Surround
  • English HOH Subtitles
  • Commentaries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Trailers
Here is a look at the pack shot followed by more details on the film taken from the press release.

From the PR:

Madeleine (Williams, The Sixth Sense, To Kill A King) is a clever and successful socialite, to all appearances happily married to handsome banker Rickie (Bettany, A Beautiful Mind, A Knight’s Tale). She oversees the ‘smartest house in London’ and criticises her free-spirited sister Dinah (Bonham-Carter, The Wings of the Dove, Planet Of The Apes) for remaining unmarried and unconventional. Dinah, who has recently returned from travelling, is a bohemian artist who vehemently opposes the codes of a society that places great value on appearances.

At the urging of her ever-scheming mother (Eleanor Brom), Dinah finally agrees to marry a rich suitor with little to recommend him except his money. However, after their engagement is announced Rickie confronts Dinah and begs her not to go through with the marriage. His outburst is confirmation of the unspoken attraction that has been growing between them, and they embark on a clandestine affair under Madeleine’s nose.

As time passes and Rickie and Dinah remain hopelessly infatuated with one another, the truth eventually begins to come out, sparking a battle of wills between Madeleine and Dinah for Rickie’s affections. The chain of events that follows is far from straightforward, leading to suffering, discovery, and many changes of fortune. All must choose between their true feelings and the importance of keeping up appearances.

Directed with elegance and sophistication by O’ Sullivan, The Heart of Me is based on the novel ‘The Echoing Grove’ by Rosamond Lehmann. This intriguing tale of romantic longing and sibling rivalry is an essential part of any collection, and special features on the DVD include commentaries, deleted scenes and trailers.

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