The House of Mirth (Terence Davies, UK, 2000)

Davies breathes fresh air through the wax museum corridors of the costume drama by finding behind all that stiff-spined pomp and circumstance the most venal of impulses.
— Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star

Adapted from Edith Warton’s classic novel of manners set in New York high society towards the end of the 19th century, Gillian Anderson has never been better than in her moving portrayal of protagonist, Lily Bart: a single woman burdened with gambling debts, unwanted suitors and an uncertain future. A brilliant cast also includes Eric Stoltz, Dan Ackroyd, Anthony LaPaglia and Eleanor Bron.