feature film, UK, USA, 1962
DIRECTED BY: Stanley Kubrick
James Mason (prof. Humbert),
Sue Lyon (Lolita),
Shelley Winters (Charlotte Haze),
Peter Sellers (Clare Quilty)
Vladimir Nabokov (based on his own novel)
Professor Humbert Humbert moved to America to devote himself to writing and teaching at the University of Ohio. He rents a room from a widow, Charlotte Haze. Soon, he falls in love with Lolita, Charlotte’s fourteen-year-old daughter. To be closer to Lolita, he marries her mother. But, television screenwriter, Clare Quilty, wants Lolita for himself… This is an entertaining and bizarre comedy, with great black humor. Vladimir Nabokov was nominated for the Oscar for best screenplay.