Main content | Search | Section navigation menu | Site-wide navigation menu

Main menu

 
 
 

Aro Recommended Girl with a Pearl Earring

 

UK 2003, 100 minutes
Dir. Peter Webber
Rating: [PG]
Genres: Drama / Arts & Artists

Topics: Period - 1600s.

 

Aroview: A superior dramatic conceit that speculates on the background to Johannes Vermeer's enigmatic 17th century portrait of the title.

Johannson plays a maid, newly inducted into the stifling Vermeer household, who becomes privy to the painter's (Firth) innermost artistic ambitions and the subject of several works. Developed by its dir. (better known as a documentary filmmaker) with an eye for quiet domestic detail and the subtle dramas of Dutch family and society, this succeeds in evoking the mystery of creation and genius with a certain air of romance and lack of melodrama. Adapted from the novel by Tracy Chevalier.

Member Reviews

Average rating 4 stars. (Very Good) (Very Good). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.

Have your say  Reviewing Films

DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1
 

Close Relatives

Girl with a Pearl Earring cover
Rental
DVD (R4)
Widescreen
$6 Rent
Purchase
DVD (R4)
Widescreen
As New (out-of-print)
$20
$15
Buy

Prices in $NZD (incl. GST)

Your basket is empty