Writer-director from the Netherlands. Wrote and directed: A Question of Silence (1982), Broken Mirrors (1984), The Last Island (1991), and Antonia's Line (1995), Mrs. Dalloway (1997 - based on the novel by Virginia Woolf) and The Luzhin Defense (2000 -originally a Nabokov novel.)
She studied English at the University of Gronigen and Drama at the Universities of Amsterdam and Birmingham, graduating in 1976.
Gorris made her directorial debut with A Qustion of Silence which won the best feature award at the Utrecht Film Festival.
Gorris has also directed The Last Island, released in 1990, and a series of five half hour films -Tales from a Street - for Dutch television in 1992.A truely charming woman, Marleen is about as abrasive as silk stockings (forgive me, PC reader).
MarleenGorris sat across from me looking like the cat who had just swallowed the cream and was now eyeing the canary.
Gorris was obviously delighted to have been given the opportunity to direct the film, but was quick to let me know that she was not given a choice about who would play Mrs.
If Gorris did not have a choice about Redgrave, she made it clear to me that she had a say about all the other parts, and her choices for the foursome of young lovers brilliantly helped in her telling of the story.
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