Henry and June (1990)
Henry & June is a 1990 American film directed by Philip Kaufman and stars Fred Ward, Maria de Medeiros, and Uma Thurman. It is loosely based on the book of the same name by the French author Anaïs Nin, and tells the story of Nin's relationship with Henry Miller and his wife, June. The film was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 63rd Academy Awards. It is currently the only Oscar-nominated film to be released with an NC-17 rating. The story takes place in and around Paris, France in 1931. The story told is one of a love triangle between the Millers and Anaïs Nin (Maria de Medeiros). She is in a stable relationship with Hugo (Richard E. Grant), but longs for more out of life. When Anaïs Nin first meets Henry Miller (Fred Ward), she sees in him a rough man from New York. He has a talent for literature and is working on his first book. Nin sees Henry and his wife June (Uma Thurman) as having a liberating, bohemian lifestyle that she is drawn to. Nin becomes involved in the couple's tormented relationship, having an affair with Henry and also pursuing June.