The Portrait of a Lady
Jane Campion's adaptation of Henry James's novel stars Nicole Kidman as Isabel Archer, an American heiress visiting relatives in 1872 England who falls prey to the manipulations of a scheming friend (Barbara Hershey, in an Oscar-nominated performance), who arranges her betrothal to an utter scoundrel (John Malkovich). Ironically, Archer's poor choice ultimately leads to discovery of her true self -- and her one true love.
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- Jane Campion
- This movie is
- 1997 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
- 1997 Academy Award®
- Best Supporting Actress nominee: Barbara Hershey
- Best Costume Design nominee
PG-13Mature sensuality and some brief nudity