Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Directed by Neil Jordan • 1986 • United Kingdom
Starring Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Robbie Coltrane

Writer-director Neil Jordan’s breakthrough film is a brilliant, noir-infused love story. Bob Hoskins (who snagged an Oscar nomination for his performance) plays George, a small-time loser employed as a chauffeur to an enigmatic, high-class call girl. His fascination with her leads him on a dangerous quest through the sordid underbelly of London, where love is a weakness to be exploited and betrayed.

Mona Lisa
  • Jordan and Hoskins at Cannes, 1986

    These interviews with writer-director Neil Jordan and actor Bob Hoskins took place at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival on the eve of the premiere of MONA LISA. The film would go on to receive a nomination for that year’s Palme d’Or and a win for Hoskins, for best actor.

Extras

  • Stephen Woolley on MONA LISA

  • David Leland on MONA LISA

  • Jordan, Tyson, and Gilbey on MONA LISA

    This conversation with writer-director Neil Jordan and actor Cathy Tyson was moderated by critic Ryan Gilbey and conducted via Zoom from Ireland and London in spring 2021.

  • Mona Lisa

    Directed by Neil Jordan • 1986 • United Kingdom

    Writer-director Neil Jordan's breakthrough film is a brilliant, noir-infused love story. Bob Hoskins (who snagged an Oscar nomination for his performance) plays George, a small-time loser employed as a chauffeur to an enigmatic, high-class call gir...

  • MONA LISA Commentary

    Recorded in 1996, this commentary features director Neil Jordan and actor Bob Hoskins.