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Loving Highsmith

Country: Switzerland, Germany, Language: English, German, French, 84 mins

  • Director: Eva Vitija
  • Writer: Eva Vitija, Sabine Gisiger, Andres Veiel
  • Producer: Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, Lino Rettinger, Franziska Sonder, Maurizius Staerkle-Drux

CGiii Comment

With her novel "The Price of Salt/Carol", Patricia Highsmith made literary history: for the first time, presented a lesbian story that did not end in disaster. "Loving Highsmith" casts new light on the famous thriller writer’s life and oeuvre, permeated by themes of love and its defining influence on identity. The documentary is based on Patricia Highsmith’s personal writings and accounts of her family and lovers.


Loving Highsmith (Trailer) from Salzgeber on Vimeo.

Cast & Characters

Patricia Highsmith (as Self (archiveFootage))
Marijane Meaker (as Self)
Monique Buffet (as Self)
Tabea Blumenschein (as Self)
Judy Coates (as Self)
Courtney Coates Blackman (as Self)
Dan Coates (as Self)
Maren Kroymann (as Patricia Highsmith (voice))
Annina Butterworth (as Narrator (voice))
Gwendoline Christie (as Patricia Highsmith (voice))
Cate Blanchett (as Carol Aird (uncredited) (archiveFootage))
Kyle Chandler (as Harge Aird (uncredited) (archiveFootage))
Matt Damon (as Tom Ripley (uncredited) (archiveFootage))
Farley Granger (as Guy Haines (uncredited) (archiveFootage))
Dennis Hopper (as Tom Ripley (uncredited) (archiveFootage))
Jude Law (as Dickie Greenleaf (uncredited) (archiveFootage))
Rooney Mara (as Therese Belivet (uncredited) (archiveFootage))
Kasey Rogers (as Miriam Joyce Haines (uncredited) (archiveFootage))
Robert Walker (as Bruno Antony (uncredited) (archiveFootage))