"A woman's whole life in a single day; and in that day, her whole life." So begins The Hours, Stephen Daldry's prismatic contemplation on female isolation that leaps across books, continents, and time itself. Depicting a day in the life of three separate women, all of whom are connected in some way to Virginia Woolf's seminal novel Mrs. Dalloway, The Hours is at once literary and intensely cinematic. Based on the novel of the same name by Michael Cunningham, it weaves its divergent stories into a tripartite structure that reinforces and reflects itself.
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