The Deep Blue Sea
BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn)
$18 in advance
Set in a bleak, but beautifully tattered postwar London in which the echoes of exploding bombs still resonate, Davies’ adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s play digs deeply into the emotional state of Hester Collyer (Weisz), a judge’s wife who abandons upper-class comfort for a passionate, doomed affair with a former RAF pilot. With chiaroscuro lighting, a powerful score by Samuel Barber, and the seamless melting of memory into the present, The Deep Blue Sea is vintage Davies.