The rainbow (film)
|German title||The Rainbow|
|Original title||The Rainbow|
|Country of production||Great Britain|
|Age rating||FSK 16|
The Rainbow ( The Rainbow ) is a British film drama from the year 1989 . Directed by Ken Russell , who co-wrote the script with Vivian Russell based on the 1915 novel of the same name by DH Lawrence .
The action takes place in England at the beginning of the 20th century. The daughter of wealthy farmer Ursula Brangwen is subjected to a strict upbringing. She befriends the gymnastics teacher Winifred Inger, with whom she has a lesbian relationship. She later moves to London , where she works as a teacher. There she has an affair with Anton Skrebensky, whom she met earlier. Her lover is used as a soldier in India . Brangwen finds out she is pregnant and is notified that Skrebensky was married to another woman in India.
Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times of June 2, 1989 that the novel and its sequel Women in Love described a strictly ordered class society in which the young heroines would refuse to let their lives be determined by class and gender . The " iconoclastic " director - known for films like Tommy - had already made the follow-up novel in 1969. The current work is a " measured, thoughtful film adaptation " that shows that Russell believes in the novelist's message. She reproduces the “ pain ” and “ anger ” of the novel and speaks to today's viewers.
The magazine prisma wrote that the “ somewhat kitschy melodrama ” was filmed “ against an authentic backdrop and a wonderful landscape ”.
Wolfgang Brenner wrote in tip magazine that the film was a " hyper-romantic old age tract with soft focus sex ".
Ken Russell was nominated for the Golden St. George at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1989.