The HoursThe Hours
is a 2002
film drama about three women of different generations and times whose lives are interconnected by the novel Mrs. Dalloway
, written by Virginia Woolf
. Nicole Kidman
plays the role of the famous British
writer, Julianne Moore
does the part of a frustrated housewife who loves the work of Woolf, and Meryl Streep
appears as a lector whose nickname is Mrs. Dalloway. Miranda Richardson
plays Virginia's sister, Vanessa Bell
The movie was directed by Stephen Daldry, the screenplay was written by David Hare.
The film was nominated in nine categories and won an Academy Award for Best Actress, the first Oscar for Kidman, who wore a false nose in order to look a bit like Woolf.
The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award winning 1998 novel of the same name by Michael Cunningham.
- You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
- A woman's whole life, in a single day, just one day, and then that day, her whole life.
- What does it mean to regret when you have no choice? It's what you can bear.