By Elena Anele (*)
Eloy de la Iglesia adapted this Henry James’s classic in his particular way. The movie tells the story of a former seminarian called Roberto whose first “civil” job consists of looking after Flora, an 8-year-old orphan who lives in her uncle isolated mansion in the North of Spain by the seaside.
It follows the narrative structure of the novel but as it is implicit in the synopsis there is a change of gender as the governess is no longer a woman. This introduces a homosexual plot line as Roberto will soon feel attracted to Flora’s brother: Mikel. Read the Sexy