Truly Madly Deeply

(GB, 1991, 106 mins, Digital Betacam)
CAST Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Michael Maloney
Classification: Unclassified, Membership Required
Presented by Murray Battle


Nina is consumed by grief when Jamie, the love of her life, dies. She imagines him everywhere and his absence is an unbearable pain. He comes back and for a short time his presence allows her to deal with her grief until finally she is ready to move on. What keeps the film from schmaltz are the wonderful performances of Nina (Juliet Stevenson) and Jamie (Alan Rickman), whose characters have plenty of warmth and tenderness, and some great comic elements.

This film was the feature debut of writer-director Anthony Minghella, after a successful career in television and theatre. From the success of Truly Madly Deeply, he went on to direct The Talented Mr. Ripley, The English Patient and Cold Mountain.

Murray Battle is the Director of Independent Production and Presentation at British Columbia’s Knowledge Network. Recent commissions include the award winning series, Emergency Room: Life and Death at Vancouver General Hospital, Oil Sands Karaoke, Just Eat It, Backward Class, Father Figures, Do You Really Want to Know? and Coast Modern. In a previous life, he was a filmmaker for over 30 years.