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6.2
/10
66 Ratings

Travels with My Aunt

Directed by George Cukor
United States, 1972
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

At his mother’s funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings, who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure, as she attempts to rescue an old lover.

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Travels with My Aunt Directed by George Cukor

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1973 | Winner: Best Costume Design

1973 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

BAFTA Awards

1974 | Nominee: Best Cinematography

Writers Guild of America

1973 | Nominee: Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium (Screen)

Critics reviews

Recently reseeing George Cukor’s scandalously neglected Travels with My Aunt helps to clarify how central self-images and sensual discoveries are to his best as well as his most personal films. Travels with My Aunt isn’t on the same level as Sylvia Scarlett, A Star is Born, and Bhowani Junction, probably my favorites, but it often seems just as personal, and it does have some of the superbly intricate and dispersed ’Scope compositions that one often finds in the latter two…
August 10, 2009
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