The English Patient (1996) short review

On the one hand, it’s two beautiful intertwined stories: doomed extramarital love and sweet cross-cultural love, set just before and during World War II.  On the other, it can be a bit heavy handed, especially with the whole doomed part, and switching between the two stories frustrates the emotional impact of each.  Nonetheless, Kristin Scott Thomas and Juliette Binoche both wear some great outfits.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.