Kristin Scott Thomas‘s adoptive country France has been giving her the best roles of her career lately – and French filmmakers have been encouraging her to go ever further in pursuit of emotional truth.
Recently, she’s stripped herself of make-up for her award-winning role as a grief-stricken ex-con in I’ve Loved You So Long. And she goes even further in Catherine Corsini’s romantic melodrama Leaving, giving a performance of astonishing candour.
Her character, an upper-middle-class woman married to a coldly arrogant doctor, risks everything for love and self-fulfilment when she falls for Sergi Lopez’s Spanish handyman. As an actress, Scott Thomas is proving to be equally fearless.
Leaving is released on DVD on 29th November.