Sunday, Bloody Sunday

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday ★★★ 1971 (R)

Adult drama centers around the intertwined love affairs of the homosexual Finch, the heterosexual Jackson, and selfcentered bisexual artist Head, desired by both. Fully drawn characters brought to life by excellent acting make this difficult story well worth watching—though Head's central character is sadly rather dull. Day-Lewis makes his first (brief) screen appearance as a car vandalizing teenager. Powerful, sincere, and sensitive. 110m/C VHS, DVD . GB Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Britton, Maurice Denham, Vivian Pickles, Bessie Love, Daniel Day-Lewis; D: John Schlesinger; W: Penelope Gilliatt; C: Billy Williams; M: Ron Geesin. British Acad. ‘71: Actor (Finch), Actress (Jackson), Director (Schlesinger), Film; Golden Globes ‘72: Foreign Film; N.Y. Film Critics ‘71: Screenplay; Natl. Soc. Film Critics ‘71: Actor (Finch), Screenplay; Writers Guild ‘71: Orig. Screenplay.