A film as relevent today as Hogarth's paintings were then!
Someone should make a modernized version of the film, but until then this beautifully filmed period piece must suffice. And it does so. Eloquently.
Darkly. Without shame or judgement.
Part of the growing trend of "Faction", a fusion of fact and fiction,
this film explains Hogarth's obsession for the "Harlot" of his set of paintings. It depicts with grave honesty the degradations of the era and
the precarious position of women in it, whether wife or whore.The sad state of the lower classes and their children.
We have come a long way, but have we?
Well directed, filmed like a moving painting,believable and emotional acting, one of the few films I have seen that is well casted.
Watch this and prepare to be moved.