|The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone|
|Based on||The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone novel by Tennessee Williams|
|Written by||Martin Sherman|
|Directed by||Robert Allan Ackerman|
|Theme music composer||John Altman|
|Country of origin|| United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Hilary Heath|
|Running time||114 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Showtime Networks|
|Original release||May 4, 2003|
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is a 2003 American-Irish made-for-television romantic drama film and a remake of the 1961 film of the same name based on the 1950 novel of the same title by Tennessee Williams.
The film follows the odyssey of Karen Stone, an actress who loses her husband to a heart attack. In Rome, she meets a contessa and another man with other romantic intentions and interests that have nothing to do with Mrs. Stone.
The screenplay was written by Martin Sherman, based on the Tennessee Williams novel. Variety noted that he "distills the essence of the story — a repressed woman’s sexual awakening — into a provocative piece that relies as much on visuals as it does narrative." The film was directed by Robert Allan Ackerman and produced by James Flynn and Morgan O'Sullivan. It was shot on location in Dublin and Rome. It is Bancroft's final film appearance.
- Helen Mirren — Karen Stone
- Olivier Martinez — Paolo di Lio
- Anne Bancroft — Contessa
- Brian Dennehy — Tom Stone
- Rodrigo Santoro — Young Man
Nominations and awards
The film received five 2003 Emmy Awards nominations, including
- Lead Actress: Helen Mirren
- Supporting Actress: Anne Bancroft
- Outstanding Music: John Altman
- Outstanding Directing: Robert Allan Ackerman
- Outstanding Costumes: Dona Granata (costume designer) and Gill Howard (assistant costume designer)
- Nomination for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television - Helen Mirren.
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