Filmfest 2008

Maybe there's a more ruefully beautiful screen actress than Julie Christie. But that's hard to imagine while watching her radiant performance in Afterglow, Alan Rudolph's sinuous romance about a great-looking, long-married couple with a lively extracurricular agenda. Ms. Christie, who won a best actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle for her soulful and alluring work here, is as haunting as ever in the role of a middle-aged woman who chooses to live emotionally apart from her philandering husband. Even in circumstances vastly more conventional than those of her McCabe and Mrs. Miller days, Ms. Christie still conveys the same wounding wisdom, the same readiness to drift into a dream. Janet Maslin, New York Times

tags: Feature film

Cast: Julie Christie, Nick Nolte, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Jay Underwood


Director: Alan Rudolph