House of Mirth, The (2000) - Synopsis

House of Mirth, The (2000)

Lily Bart (GILLIAN ANDERSON) is a ravishing socialite at the height of her success who quickly discovers the precariousness of her position when her beauty and charm start attracting unwelcome interest and jealousy. Torn between her heart and her head, Lily always seems to do the right thing at the wrong time. She seeks a wealthy husband and in trying to conform to social expectations, she misses her chance for real love with Lawrence Selden (ERIC STOLTZ). Her quest for a husband comes to a scandalous end when she is falsely accused of having an affair with a married man and is rejected by society and her friends.

Gillian Anderson stars in THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, adapted and directed by Terence Davies based on the novel by Edith Wharton, and also starring Eric Stoltz, Dan Aykroyd, Laura Linney, Anthony LaPaglia, Elizabeth McGovern, Eleanor Bron and Jodhi May. A Three Rivers Production presented by Granada Film in association with the Arts Council of England, FilmFour, the Scottish Arts Council, Showtime and the Glasgow Film Fund, it is produced by Olivia Stewart with Bob Last and Pippa Cross serving as executive producers. Remi Adefarasin is director of photography, Don Taylor is production designer with costumes by Monica Howe, the film is edited by Michael Parker.