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Sylvia Plath - Inside the Bell Jar

The story behind Sylvia Plath's seminal novel, weaving the autobiographic narrative of the book with the testimony of her friends and daughter.

Bringing to life that 'queer sultry summer' of 1953, this is the first film to unravel the story behind Sylvia Plath's seminal novel. The book captures the struggles of an ambitious young woman's attempts to deal with the constraints of 1950's America - the bright lights of New York dim, turn to depression and attempted suicide. The film weaves the autobiographic narrative of the book with the testimony of her friends, and daughter Frieda Hughes - some speaking for the first time.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 11 Aug 2018 21:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Maggie Gyllenhaal
Narrator Ina Marie Smith
Other Voices Deborah McBride
Other Voices Willow Nash
Actor Charlotte Brokenbrow
Actor Zoe Hickson
Actor Charlie Noakes
Producer Clive Flowers
Producer Tim Kendall
Director Teresa Griffiths
Executive Producer Sian Price
Executive Producer Angus Macqueen
Production Company Yeti Media

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