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“Girl with a Pearl Earring” is a historical drama film based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier. The story takes place in 17th century Delft, Netherlands and revolves around a young woman named Griet () who becomes a maid in the home of the famous painter Johannes Vermeer (). As Griet becomes more involved in Vermeer's world, she becomes the subject of one of his most famous paintings, “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”


“Girl with a Pearl Earring” is a beautifully crafted film that captures the essence of Vermeer's art and the culture of 17th century Delft. The film's stunning cinematography and art direction create a richly textured world that immerses the viewer in the film's historical setting. delivers a captivating performance as Griet, conveying both the character's strength and vulnerability with subtlety and nuance. is equally impressive as Vermeer, portraying the artist as a complex and enigmatic figure. The film's exploration of power dynamics and gender roles adds depth and complexity to the story, making it more than just a simple period drama.


“Girl with a Pearl Earring” was a critical and commercial success, earning numerous award nominations. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design. It also received three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Drama Picture, Best Director for , and Best Original Score. The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Production Design, as well as several other awards and nominations from various international film festivals. The film's stunning visuals and strong performances made it one of the most acclaimed historical dramas of its time.

Directed by ,
Screenplay by Olivia Hetreed
Based on Girl with a Pearl Earring
by Tracy Chevalier
Produced by Andy Paterson Anand Tucker
Starring , , , , , , , ,
Cinematography Eduardo Serra
Edited by Kate Evans
Music by Alexandre Desplat
UK Film Council Archer Street Productions DeLux Productions Inside Track Film Fund Luxembourg Wild Bear Films
Distributed by Pathé Distribution (United Kingdom) Lions Gate Films (United States)
Release dates 31 August 2003 (Telluride) 16 January 2004 (United Kingdom) 30 January 2004 (United States)
Running time 100 minutes
Countries United Kingdom United States Luxembourg
Language English
Budget £10 million
Box office $31.4 million

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