Illustration of Whit Stillman by Paul Kisselev

Whit Stillman Details His Self-Imposed Exile

This week, Whit Stillman celebrates the 25th anniversary of his urbane comedy Metropolitan with the re-release of that literary anthem to Manhattan’s UHB (Urban Haute Bourgeoisie). After a string of hits in the 1990s, he spent a dry decade in Paris before he returned to cinema in 2011 with Damsels in Distress. Compared to a younger Woody Allen for his gift with dialogue, Mr. Stillman has just completed Love and Friendship, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan.

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