Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map. Partner content is not updated. It has a lot going for it: compelling performances, seductive images, luxurious sex scenes, and a subject that has barely been grazed by the movies. Canada's Patricia Rozema has made a rhapsodic lesbian romance. As is often the case with romance, however, there is a catch. The story line of When Night is Falling , precariously strung between the church and the circus, requires a high-wire suspension of disbelief.
Caught in this tangled web is Martin, who wants to marry Camille because he loves her and also because he needs her to be his helpmate as he considers the post of chaplain at the Calvinist college where he and Camille are teaching. However, life goes astray as Camille cannot help her growing passions for Petra. Camille is now unresolved in her religious stand on issues of homosexuality…and even of her own faith. The film is powerful in its visual imageries, using these scenes to show emotional heights of exhilaration and confusion.
Camille Bussieres is a professor of mythology at a Calvinist college in Toronto and engaged to theologian Martin Czerny. Vaguely unsatisfied, Camille meets Petra Crawford , a trapeze artist in a traveling circus, gets drawn into her world, falls in love, and must decide what she wants from her life. Lots of yearning, romance, and fantasy. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.
Keep your little bookworms engaged outside of the classroom with our selection of the very best literary adaptations. See the full list. Title: When Night Is Falling Camille and Martin are in love and teachers at a christian college; they get the opportunity to get a better job, but they would have to marry for that.