Film of the week: Stealing Beauty

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Alarm bells were sounded at the reports of Adrian Lyne filming a new version of Lolita and Bernardo Bertolucci settling upon teenage Liv Tyler as his new muse. We can't speak for Lyne yet, but Bertolucci is on best behaviour with Stealing Beauty (right), treating Tyler with reverence and relish. There's a plot of sorts - Tyler arrives at the Tuscan home of some ex-pat friends - but the most satisfying thing about the film is its spontaneity, crisp humour, and the graceful but impetuous photography.

Ryan Gilbey