Go-Between, The (1970, GBR) C-118m. *** D: Joseph Losey. Starring Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave, Dominic Guard, Michael Gough, Edward Fox. Sublime cast in atmospheric period piece about a rich family spending their summer in Norfolk, where a 13-year-old becomes a witness of (and messenger for) the love affair between aristocratic Christie and farmer Bates. Top script by Harold Pinter, adapting a novel by L.P. Hartley. Fine score by Michel Legrand, memorable, evocative settings. Winner of the Golden Palm at Cannes.

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