Triumph of Love (2001) short review

I always worry when movies like this either come and go or are just straight to video/DVD (not sure which is the case on this film).  The story is adapted from an 18th century play and is very Shakespeare comedy-ish — four characters who are variously in love with one another and (of course!) lots of mistaken identity, cross-dressing, etc.  Mira Sorvino is a bit out of her depth but looks good, Ben Kingsley is quite good, and Fiona Shaw (as Kingsley’s sister) is great as always.  Worth a rental but don’t be expecting another Dangerous Liaisons.  The costumes were fine but nothing to write home about.


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.