The year is 1860 in the Portuguese colony of Macao, Mr. Clay is an aging, rich merchant, who is the subject of town gossip. He likes his clerk Levinsky, to read to him to help him relax in the evenings and one night he recounts a tale about a rich man who paid a poor sailor five guineas to father a child with his beautiful young wife. Mr. Clay has no wife and no heir to his fortune and resolves to make the story true.
Orson Welles' second-to-last feature, The Immortal Story is an adaptation of a book by Danish author Isak Dinesen and stars Jeanne Moreau.
"The ending of is amongst the most beautiful and self-contained in all of Welles’ cinema" - Senses of Cinema
Restored Edition DVD: Picture: PAL 1.66:1, Anamorphic Widescreen, Colour / Sound: Dolby Digital Mono / Format: DVD5 / Running time: 55 mins / Region Free. Restored in 4K from the original negative.
Blu-Ray: Picture: HD 1.66:1 / Sound: LPCM Mono / Format: BD25 / Running time: 58 mins / Region: ABC
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