The Dead (1987)

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The Dead is a 1987 drama film directed by John Huston, written by his son Tony Huston and starring his daughter Anjelica Huston with Donal McCann, Cathleen Delany, Helena Carroll, Marie Kean, Donal Donnelly, Colm Meaney, and Dan O'Herlihy. An international co-production between Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and West Germany, The Dead was Huston's last film as director, and it was released posthumously. It was adapted from the 1914 short story "The Dead" by James Joyce, which was included in his short works collection Dubliners.

The film takes place in Dublin in 1904 at an Epiphany party held by two sisters and their niece. The story focuses attention on the academic Gabriel Conroy (McCann) and his discovery of his wife Gretta's (Huston) memory of a deceased lover.

The Dead was nominated for two Academy Awards?for Best Adapted Screenplay and for Best Costume Design. Huston posthumously won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, while his daughter won Best Supporting Female.

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