A Walk With Love And Death

A Walk With Love And Death

Synopsis

"In the 14th Century, England and France were engaged in a war that would last a hundred years. Claudia and Heron were born after the war began, and would die before it ended..." With this brief prologue begins John Huston's A Walk with Love and Death, a story of a student, Heron (Assi Dayan), who leaves Paris to walk to the sea but encounters Claudia (Anjelica Huston), a young noblewoman with whom he falls in love and pledges to protect after her home is destroyed in a peasant revolt. Filmed in 1968, (the same year as Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet) Huston's tale of young lovers adrift in France during the Middle Ages owes more to the spirit of the late 1960s in its questioning of authority and insistence on love, not war. Based on Hans Koningsberger's novel of the same name it stars a seventeen-year-old Anjelica Huston in her first acting role and features a wonderful score by Georges Delerue with one of his most haunting love themes.

Special Features

- Walking With Love And Death (1968)
- Booklet with essay by Hans Koningsberger on the filming of his book (from Film Quarterly, Spring 1969); a review from Monthly Film Bulletin, February 1977; cast and credits

Technical Specs

Director: John Huston
Year: 1969
Country: USA
Language: English
Duration: 90 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: 15