Airs Saturday July 18, 2009 after the Reel 13 Classic on THIRTEEN

Talented but plagued by her owns demons, Sylvia Plath’s (Gwyneth Paltrow) early relationship with husband and fellow poet Ted Hughes (Daniel Craig) is dominated by Ted’s ambition and success. In the early years of their marriage, Sylvia lacks inspiration and increasingly senses Ted’s infidelity. The unspoken question is whether Ted’s extra-marital affairs are the result of Sylvia’s own insecurities or whether Sylvia’s deepening depression is exacerbated by her husband’s philandering. It is only towards the end, when they are separated, that Sylvia is able to truly explore the dark depths of her soul and write the searingly brilliant poetry that earned her fame.

Directed by Christine Jeffs.

Written by for IMDB.

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