Deja Vu


1h 55m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Dana, a young American woman traveling on business in Jerusalem meets a mysterious older French woman with whom she has an instant rapport and who shares a fascinating story of lost love. When the French woman abruptly exits and leaves behind an antique ruby pin, Dana reschedules her trip to Paris to meet her fiance and instead searches for the French woman. Clues lead her to the English coastal town of Dover where she finds herself inexplicably drawn to an enigmatic, married painter. It is there that circumstances conspire to force them to fulfill their fate.

Film Details

Genre
Romance
Drama
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Amanda Wakeley
Distribution Company
Rainbow Film Company
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Los Angeles, California, USA; Jerusalem, Israel; Dover, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Dana, a young American woman traveling on business in Jerusalem meets a mysterious older French woman with whom she has an instant rapport and who shares a fascinating story of lost love. When the French woman abruptly exits and leaves behind an antique ruby pin, Dana reschedules her trip to Paris to meet her fiance and instead searches for the French woman. Clues lead her to the English coastal town of Dover where she finds herself inexplicably drawn to an enigmatic, married painter. It is there that circumstances conspire to force them to fulfill their fate.

Crew

Kevin Alexander

Makeup Assistant

Hanania Baer

Director Of Photography

Miri Barr

Makeup

Rebecca Barrett

Assistant

Will Battersby

Assistant Director

Lauren Beck

Creative Consultant

Peter Behan

Driver

Sophia Berrada

Production Assistant

Jim Booth

Carpenter

Ahmed Bouchaala

Other

Simone Boudriot

Assistant Editor

Lucy Bristow

Other

Richard Broome

Grip

Keith Byrne

Gaffer

Russell Caldwell

Gaffer

Kirstin Chalmers

Makeup

Renata Charif

Production Assistant

Kelly Clark

Assistant

Avi Cohen

Driver

Neil Cole

Driver

Scott Conner

Assistant Camera Operator

Philip Crichton

Wardrobe Supervisor

Yoav Damti

Boom Operator

John Dashfield

Property Master

Matthew Day

Assistant Art Director

Dominique Delany

Production Assistant

Gavin Dell

Driver

Jonathan Enraght-moony

Dailies

Robert Fox

Office Runner

Victoria Foyt

Screenplay

Tim Fraser

Sound Mixer

Andrew Gardiner

Generator Operator

John Goldstone

Producer

Peter Harris

Driver

Vanda Harvey

Other

Caroline Higgins

Assistant

Marzenna Hiles

Script Supervisor

Glen Ibbitson

Props

Gary Jacobson

Other

Henry Jaglom

Other

Henry Jaglom

Screenplay

Henry Jaglom

Editor

Danya Josephs

Dailies

Charlie Keresh

Driver

Chris Knights

Props

Sharon Lester Kohn

Creative Consultant

Irene Lamb

Casting

Neil Lee

Location Manager

Ayelet Lerer

Production Assistant

Georgina Lowe

Production Supervisor

Marc Lyons

Assistant Camera Operator

Jay Maidment

Photography

Itay Mautner

Production Manager

Mike Milliken

Color Timer

Rob Monger

Electrician

Keith Moon

Driver

Stephen F Morely

Photography

Andy Ormesher

Other

Ehran Ostereicher

Assistant Camera Operator

Rodolphe Peucier

Location Manager

Polly Philcox

Production

Robin Pim

Assistant Location Manager

Josh Robertson

Assistant Director

David Rosenbaum

Driver

Rhona Russell

Costume Designer

Gaili Schoen

Music

Helen Scott

Art Director

Shruti Shah

Production Accountant

Dan Shoring

Other

Rami Siman-tov

Other

Larry Stensvold

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Rosie Straker

Boom Operator

Ian Struthers

Camera Assistant

Claudine Sturdy

Production Coordinator

Zakia Tahiri-bouchaala

Production Coordinator

Ken Tuohy

Assistant Director

Amanda Wakeley

Costumes Provider

Dani Williamson

Assistant

David Willing

Consultant

Paul Withers

Sound

Judith Wolinsky

Coproducer

Nigel Woods

Best Boy

Bill Wright

Driver

Eli Yarkoni

Sound Mixer

Film Details

Genre
Romance
Drama
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Amanda Wakeley
Distribution Company
Rainbow Film Company
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Los Angeles, California, USA; Jerusalem, Israel; Dover, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Articles

Rachel Kempson, 1910-2003


Rachel Kempson, the matriarch of the Redgrave acting dynasty, and a notable performer of the stage and screen in her own right, died on May 24 of natural causes at the home of her granddaughter, the actress Natasha Richardson in Millbrook, New York. She was 92. Her family of performers included Kempson's late husband, Sir Michael Redgrave, children Vanessa, Lynn and Corin Redgrave, and granddaughters Natasha and Joely Richardson.

Born on May 28, 1910, in Dartmouth, England, Kempson longed for a career in acting. She trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and made her professional stage debut in 1932 at the legendary Stratford-on-Avon Theater in the lead of Romeo and Juliet. She went on to perform with such distinguished theatrical companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the English Stage Company and the Old Vic. In 1935 she was asked to star in the Liverpool Repertory production of Flowers of the Forest. Her leading man was Michael Redgrave, one of the top actors of his generation. Within a few weeks they fell in love and were married on July 18, 1935.

Kempson took a break for the next few years, to give birth to her three children: Vanessa, Corin and Lynn, but by the mid '40s, she came back to pursue her career in both stage and screen. She began to appear in some films with her husband: Basil Dearden's The Captive Heart (1946); and Lewis Gilbert's tough war drama The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954). She hit her stride as a character actress in the '60s with a string of good films: Tony Richardson's (at the time her son-in-law) hilarious, award-winning Tom Jones (1963); Silvio Narizzano's classic comedy Georgy Girl (1966) starring her daughter, Lynn; and John Dexter's underrated anti-war film The Virgin Soldiers (1969), again with Lynn. In the '80s Kempson had two strong roles: Lady Manners in the epic British television series The Jewel in the Crown (1984); and as Lady Belfield in Sydney Pollack's hit Out of Africa (1985), starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.

Kempson had been in semi-retirement after the death of her husband, Sir Michael in 1985. She made her last film appearance in Henry Jaglom's romantic Deja vu (1998) poignantly playing the mother to her real life daughter Vanessa. Kempson is survived by her three children and 10 grandchildren.

by Michael T. Toole
Rachel Kempson, 1910-2003

Rachel Kempson, 1910-2003

Rachel Kempson, the matriarch of the Redgrave acting dynasty, and a notable performer of the stage and screen in her own right, died on May 24 of natural causes at the home of her granddaughter, the actress Natasha Richardson in Millbrook, New York. She was 92. Her family of performers included Kempson's late husband, Sir Michael Redgrave, children Vanessa, Lynn and Corin Redgrave, and granddaughters Natasha and Joely Richardson. Born on May 28, 1910, in Dartmouth, England, Kempson longed for a career in acting. She trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and made her professional stage debut in 1932 at the legendary Stratford-on-Avon Theater in the lead of Romeo and Juliet. She went on to perform with such distinguished theatrical companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the English Stage Company and the Old Vic. In 1935 she was asked to star in the Liverpool Repertory production of Flowers of the Forest. Her leading man was Michael Redgrave, one of the top actors of his generation. Within a few weeks they fell in love and were married on July 18, 1935. Kempson took a break for the next few years, to give birth to her three children: Vanessa, Corin and Lynn, but by the mid '40s, she came back to pursue her career in both stage and screen. She began to appear in some films with her husband: Basil Dearden's The Captive Heart (1946); and Lewis Gilbert's tough war drama The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954). She hit her stride as a character actress in the '60s with a string of good films: Tony Richardson's (at the time her son-in-law) hilarious, award-winning Tom Jones (1963); Silvio Narizzano's classic comedy Georgy Girl (1966) starring her daughter, Lynn; and John Dexter's underrated anti-war film The Virgin Soldiers (1969), again with Lynn. In the '80s Kempson had two strong roles: Lady Manners in the epic British television series The Jewel in the Crown (1984); and as Lady Belfield in Sydney Pollack's hit Out of Africa (1985), starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. Kempson had been in semi-retirement after the death of her husband, Sir Michael in 1985. She made her last film appearance in Henry Jaglom's romantic Deja vu (1998) poignantly playing the mother to her real life daughter Vanessa. Kempson is survived by her three children and 10 grandchildren. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.

c DeLuxe

rtg BBFC 15 (British Board of Film Classification)

rtg MPAA NONE

stereo

Limited Release in United States April 24, 1998

Released in United States Spring April 24, 1998

Released in United Kingdom October 2, 1998

Released in United States December 14, 1999

Released in United States on Video December 14, 1999

Limited Release in United States April 24, 1998

Released in United Kingdom October 2, 1998

Released in United States December 14, 1999

Released in United States on Video December 14, 1999

Released in United States Spring April 24, 1998

Began shooting winter 1996.

Completed shooting mid January 1997.

Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (Official Competition) October 23-30, 1997.