Directed by Karel Reisz The French Lieutenant’s Woman(1981) is a remarkable film as the dual story moves back and forth 200 years .
Back to rural eighteenth century England and then to the 1980s industrialised England in the same setting .
The time gap maybe huge but the timeless emotions of love , longing and betrayal remain the same .
Also , the dual characters are played by Maryl Streep and Jeremy Irons with great finesse .
No wonder the film won multiple awards , particularly Maryl Streep .
The most memorable scene to me is when Irons calls out to a hooded woman in dark robes Streep(The French Lieutenant’s Woman) who is at the edge of a rough sea , and she turns around to look at him .
And of course the most memorable line in the film is when the French Lieutenant’s Woman says , “I was lost the moment I saw you” !
The soundtrack by Carl Davis is classy .