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Loving Highsmith
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A black and white photo portrait of a young Patricia Highsmith, wearing a white blouse with rolled-up sleeves
Loving Highsmith, dir. Eva Vitija, Switzerland / Germany 2022, 83 min., English, French & German with English subtitles, 12

Based on her diaries and notebooks, Loving Highsmith is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith. Focusing on her quest for love and her troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing. 

Most of Highsmith’s novels were adapted for the big screen; the best known of these are Strangers On A Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Carol, a partly autobiographic novel, was the first lesbian story with a happy end in 1950s America. But Highsmith herself was forced to lead a double life and had to hide her vibrant love affairs from her family and the public. Only in her unpublished writings she reflected on the ever-present subject for her.

Intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family are beautifully interwoven with archive material and her most famous novel adaptions to create a vivid, touching portrait of one of the most fascinating writers of the 20th century.
08:45 pm
Fri, 14 Apr 2023
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Sat, 15 Apr 2023
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Sun, 16 Apr 2023
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Tue, 18 Apr 2023
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01:50 pm
Wed, 19 Apr 2023
Cinema 2
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Thu, 20 Apr 2023
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02:25 pm
Sat, 22 Apr 2023
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