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Genre  Drama, Romance
Music director  Christophe Beck
Writer  Audrey Wells
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Budget  2.6 million USD
Country  United States
Guinevere (film) movie poster
Director  Audrey Wells, Paul Dooley
Release date  January 1999 (1999-01) (Sundance)
Cast  Sarah Polley (Harper Sloane), Stephen Rea (Connie Fitzpatrick), Jean Smart (Deborah Sloane), Gina Gershon (Billie), Paul Dooley (Walter), Carrie Preston (Patty)
Similar movies  Fish Tank, Bare, High Art, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, Ken Park, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
Tagline  He was her first love... she was his last.

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Guinevere is a 1999 American drama film about the artistic and romantic relationship between a young student and her older mentor.


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The film was written and directed by Audrey Wells and stars Stephen Rea, Sarah Polley, Jean Smart, and Gina Gershon. The film was a 1999 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize nominee. It won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for Welles' screenplay, which she shared with Frank Whaley's script for Joe the King. It was also entered into the 21st Moscow International Film Festival.


Sarah Polley plays Harper Sloane, a misfit in her snobbish and upperclass family of lawyers, who has just gotten accepted to law school at Harvard. At her sister's wedding, after being sent out from her hiding place in the storage room with a bottle of champagne, she meets Connie Fitzpatrick (Rea), a bohemian photographer who takes an instant liking to her and nicknames her "Guinevere". Her visit to his loft in order to pick up the wedding photographs soon blossoms into a full-blown affair, and Harper eventually moves in with Connie as he instructs her in the ways of art, in particular photography.

After a brutal confrontation with Harper's mother (Smart), and Harper's discovery that Connie has a history of relationships with young women, the film comes to a climax in a downtrodden L.A. hotel where Connie ends the relationship by kicking Harper out. She returns only once, five years later, as he is dying from cirrhosis of the liver, and meets the other Guineveres he has had. On the rooftop, she describes her personal view of his kind of heaven, which she affectionately titles "The Connie Special".


  • Sarah Polley as Harper Sloane
  • Stephen Rea as Connie Fitzpatrick
  • Jean Smart as Deborah Sloane
  • Gina Gershon as Billie
  • Paul Dooley as Walter
  • Carrie Preston as Patty
  • Tracy Letts as Zack
  • Emily Procter as Susan Sloane
  • Sharon McNight as Leslie (as Sharon Mcnight)
  • Gedde Watanabe as Ed
  • Carlton Wilborn as Jay
  • Sandra Oh as Cindy
  • Jasmine Guy as Linda
  • References

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