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Both Oscar and BAFTA-nominated, this visually stunning homage is directed by the UK’s Peter Webber, with an impressive screenplay penned by Brit Olivia Hetreed (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris). Starring revered UK actors such as Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt and Joanna Scanlan, the film was co-produced by Archer Street Productions and UK Film Council.





Following her father losing his sight, Griet (Scarlett Johansson) is sent to work as a maid for Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth) and his jealous wife, Catharina (Essie Davis). After Johannes and Griet strike up an unlikely friendship, tension grows after a wealthy and lustful patron (Tom Wilkinson) commissions a painting of her which forces the two to spend long hours alone together.