“Love is a fire that burns without being seen”.
The classic (and cliché) verse of Luís de Camões’s sonnets is just one of the few metaphors used to try, in vain, to explain love. The Portuguese poet is still remembered today as one of the most prolific and typical artists in world literature, serving as inspiration for timeless novels that would be published decades and centuries later, for adventures of the heart that would win us for its naive and, at the same time, a deep story.
And it’s clear that much of these productions would earn their theatrical version, immortalizing onscreen remarkable characters and inspiring storylines not only for life lovers, but also for those who enjoy drama. era that catch our eye for their epic construction year after year. , its idyllic landscapes and its stimulating and breathtaking arches.
Dating back to the days of euphoric and illusory literary romanticism, most books (by Jane Austen and Liev Tolstoy, for example) were adorned with dreamlike flourishes that transmuted the critical essence into the film version – but they never failed. to enchant us and to come back to be enchanted in the many times we have been to see them again.
That’s why we’ve separated ten must-have romances for fans of the genre. Check out our list below and tell us which one is your favorite:
TIME OF INNOCENCE (1993)
The film centers on a love triangle between members of New York’s high society in 1870. A noble man marries a well-educated and beautiful girl, but without charm, and ends up falling in love with an independent woman with a scandalous past.
The best-known version of Jane Austen’s novel hit theaters in 2005 and featured the iconic Keira Knightley as Elizabeth “Lizzie” Bennet. Directed by Joe Wright, the story revolves around young Lizzie, who lives with her mother, father and sisters in the countryside in England. As the oldest daughter, she faces increasing pressure from her parents to get married. When Elizabeth is introduced to the beautiful and rich Darcy, sparks fly. While there is an obvious chemistry between the two, Darcy’s overly reserved nature threatens the relationship.
The Oscar winning film by Gwyneth Paltrow could not be excluded from our list. In the plot, William Shakespeare, the young star of London theater, suffers from a creative block and is unable to write his new play. But things change when he meets Viola de Lesseps, a young woman who wants to become an actress, something revolutionary at the end of the 16th century. Viola becomes the inspiring muse and great passion of Shakespeare, who soon discovers that she was already promised to another man.
BACK TO THE END OF HOWARD (1992)
Helen Shlegel falls in love with Paul Wilcox, but is rejected. Her sister Margaret befriends her mother, who promises her the family home, Howards End. Unfortunately, after his death, the will disappears. Until widower Henry Wilcox was attracted to Margaret.
REASON AND SENSITIVITY (1995)
When Elinor Dashwood’s father passes away, his family’s finances are in dire straits. After the Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire, Elinor’s sister, Marianne, is torn between handsome John Willoughby and an older colonel, Brandon. Meanwhile, Elinor’s romantic hopes for Edward Ferrars are dashed due to their engagement.
DANGEROUS CONNECTIONS (1988)
The Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont spend their time playing with the most sophisticated and cruel tricks of seduction of the 18th century French royal court, but their actions can end up ruining the life of a young romantic.
Anna Karenina, married to a senior Russian government official, gets involved with Count Vronsky, a cavalry officer, shocking high society in 1874. She files for divorce, but her husband, in addition to refusing to grant it, prevents seeing the child.
The Literary Society and the Potato Pie (2018)
In 1946, a London writer began exchanging letters with residents of the island of Guernsey, occupied by the Germans during World War II. Feeling compelled to visit the island, she begins to get a feel for what it was like during the occupation.
A few years ago, young Annie Elliott fell in love with Agent Frederick Wentworth. But, due to her financial situation and the restrictions of the girl’s family, Annie is persuaded to end the relationship. Eight years later, Wentworth returned to the city with a much higher reputation and economic status. Even after all this time, Annie has never stopped loving him, but she will have to deal with the single girls’ fascination with Frederick.
“ The Piano ” may have gone down the drain, but it was the iconic feature film that earned Anna Paquin her Oscar for Best Actress at just ten years old. Becoming one of the most acclaimed productions of the 1990s, the plot centers on the long-suffering trajectory of Ada McGrath, a woman who has not spoken since the age of six and who moves to Nova Scotia. Newly colonized Zealand. In the company of her daughter, she meets her future husband, with whom she has no sympathy. To make matters worse, the groom, Alisdair Stewart, refuses to carry Ada’s piano, which is his greatest passion. However, administrator George Baines, immediately interested in the woman, acquired the instrument and promised to return it if she taught him to play it. Over time, such piano lessons turn into sexual encounters, and the two eventually discover true love.
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