I am Really Excited About … Wuthering Heights (2011/2)

When I mentioned Wuthering Heights in a post last year (“The Serious Season”) I was unsure if it would see the inside of a cinema by the end of 2011. But alas 2011 came to a close and there was no mention of this film Stateside. The film was shown at both the 2011 Toronto International and Venice Film Festivals.

So you can imagine my surprise when I received word from the film’s U.S. distributor that Andrea Arnold’s adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic love story, Wuthering Heights, is coming to a theater near us.

Here is the international trailer:

 

SYNOPSIS

Andrea Arnold’s WUTHERING HEIGHTS is an excitingly fresh and distinct take on the classic novel by Emily Brontë.

An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw.  Living in Earnshaw’s home, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer’s teenage daughter, Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his son, Hindley.  When Earnshaw passes away, the now-grown characters must finally confront the intense feelings and rivalries that have built up throughout their years together.

 

This will be the Academy Award winning director’s third feature-length film (previous work includes Red Road, Fish Tank).

Comments

  1. This was shown at LFF, but I missed it. 🙁

    Not normally my type of thing, but I am willing to give it a go

    • I like the story, obviously having read the book in school. But I am riding the wave of goodwill that Arnold has created with her previous two feature length films.

  2. I haven’t seen any Andrea Arnold’s work but I heard her films are very, very dark. So I guess she’s perfect for this adaptation. I’m still curious to see the original film w/ Lawrence Olivier but yeah this one looks good, too.

    • Red Road was an especially tough watch especially a couple of scenes; I was able to get more into Fish Tank but there are still some disturbing elements to that film as well.

      The Olivier version was pretty OK.

      I think if you have read the novel, you should be alright to see this 🙂

  3. You and me, both! I love the book and I am very curious to see how this turns out to be, I heard it’s much more darker than the book, which is something, considering the gravity and drama of it!

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