Girl With a Pearl Earring
Teenager Griet leaves her family's rural home to become a maid in the house of renowned artist Johannes Vermeer. The brooding painter develops an infatuation with his young servant, and begins painting her portrait. But his feelings for her create tension with his pregnant wife, while Vermeer's dictatorial sponsor desires Griet for himself. Peter Webber's superior period drama, adapted from the best-selling novel by Tracy Chevalier, that presents a fictional story behind one of the artist's most famous and enigmatic paintings. Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth provide the subtle, unspoken intimacy to complement the brooding score and perfect script. With Tom Wilkinson and Judy Parfitt.