A film by Jay Craven
Based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant
Starring Golden Globe winner, Jacqueline Bisset, Christian Coulson, Diane Guerrero, Shane Patrick Kearns, Gordon Clapp, and Susan Kelechi Watson.

PETER AND JOHN tells the story of two brothers whose relationship strains when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both brothers grow attracted to a mysterious young woman who arrives on their island. Based on Guy de Maupassant’s 19th century seaside novel, Pierre et Jean is widely credited for changing the course of narrative fiction through its complex and intense psychological characterizations of a family brought to the breaking point by startling revelations.

“Peter and John has an almost mythic quality. With exceptional visual and auditory beauty, the film’s small story, precisely told, is relevant, as good art is, beyond its specific setting.”

—Provincetown Banner

“It sizzles underneath its beautiful island scenery and authentic 1800s propriety. The performances and mystery remain riveting, with Jacqueline Bisset a powerhouse.

—The Rutland Herald and Times Argus

“Stunning. Craven’s film is reminiscent of Merchant-Ivory period pieces like “The Europeans” in that it’s character-driven. Watching the movie is like reading a good book–you stick with it, and you’re glad you did.”

—Cape Cod Times

July 25, 2019 - 7:00pm