Everything’s been coming up Whit Stillman for me lately. Re-watched Barcelona, for various reasons found myself reading both Jane Austen and Lionel Trilling, and then my wife gave me the scripts of Barcelona and Metropolitan for my birthday. Here’s a reflection a couples years ago about how Stillman’s films make virtue fun. To learn more about the attraction of these films, you of course need to go purchase the Doomed Bourgeoise in Love book, with its fantastic essays by our Peter and Lauren Weiner, among others.
And now, lo and behold, comes word of a new Whit Stillman film: Damsels in Distress!