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Quartet (1981) | Review

Of Human Bondage: Ivory Gets Art Deco Dysfunction in Underrated Rhys Adaptation

Merchant Ivory became the first major company to adapt the work of novelist Jean Rhys for a film feature with 1981’s Quartet, an effort which happens to be a bit more salacious than many of their most revered and beloved period offerings. Considering its pedigree and cast, which includes Isabelle Adjani, Maggie Smith and Alan Bates, it’s surprising the film has remained forgotten and largely unavailable, which adds to the enticement and excitement of a new 4K restoration courtesy of the Cohen Media Group.…

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