Firelight
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A woman is torn by both romantic and maternal love in this period romantic drama set in the 1830s. Elisabeth (Sophie Marceau), a Swiss governess, is the beautiful daughter of a once-prosperous landowner who has fallen deeply into debt. Charles Godwin (Stephen Dillane) is a prominent British aristocrat whose wife has suffered a crippling accident; doomed to spend the rest of her life in a semi-comatose state, she cannot bear Charles the child he so desperately needs. So Charles strikes an agreement with Elisabeth; she will conceive a child with him and hand it over after it is born in exchange… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

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"I wish someone would explain to me why all these 19th Century costume dramas need to be so cheerless, so formal, and so godawful boring."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"What Firelight most tellingly lacks are riveting star performances to inevitably reel us in to its romantic absurdity."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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