Directed by John Huston • 1969 • United States
Starring Anjelica Huston, Assi Dayan, Anthony Higgins
Anjelica Huston made her screen debut under the direction of her father, John Huston, in this medieval romance that ranks among the filmmaker’s most sensitive, often overlooked works. Read by critics as a commentary on the Vietnam War and the student uprisings of 1968, A WALK WITH LOVE AND DEATH unfolds in France in 1358 amid the tumult of the Jacquerie peasant revolt and the ongoing conflict of the Hundred Years’ War. It’s there that a Parisian university student (Assi Dayan) and a young noblewoman (Anjelica Huston) find refuge from the strife that surrounds them in their love for one another—but in a world turned upside down, lasting happiness may only be an illusion.