Sunshine (1999) short review


An interesting film that doesn’t quite achieve all its aims, but is still worth watching nonetheless. Spans three generations of a Hungarian Jewish family. Early scenes are set in the 1890s and feature Jennifer Ehle in some great gowns (loved her wedding dress!). Also keep your eye on Rachel Weisz in the 1920s scenes.


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.

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  1. M.E. Lawrence

    Perhaps my favorite recent Epic Family Saga, although not exactly a musical comedy (poor Ralph Fiennes, who plays three generations of Sonnenschein/Sors men, comes to a terrible end at the hands of Hungarian Nazis). Fine performances and gorgeous production values.