Synopsis: John Schlesinger followed his Academy Award–winning Midnight Cowboy with this sophisticated and highly personal take on love and sex. SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirtysomething divorcée—played by Oscar winners Peter Finch (Network) and Glenda Jackson (Women in Love)—who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head). A revelation in its day, this may be the 1970s' most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships; it is keenly acted and sensitively directed, from a penetrating screenplay by novelist and critic Penelope Gilliatt.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production Year: 1971
- "I think Sunday Bloody Sunday is a masterpiece. The Acting is flawless.", Roger Ebert
- "Schlesinger's wisest, least sentimental film... Almost perfect.", Vincent Canby, The New York Times