“Death be not proud.”
This is one of the most moving and sad films I’ve ever watched. Warning: it is a major tearjerker. It portrays a woman dying of stage IV ovarian cancer, played by the ever-talented Emma Thompson. In her final days she recalls her days as a professor of English literature and reflects upon her life choices and attitudes. It is a film about confronting death, compassion, and kindness versus intellectualism. Based on a Margaret Edson play and directed by Mike Nichols, this film is dialogue-rich. Totally worth watching, but be prepared for some very heavy stuff.
Check the BPL catalog for this title: Wit