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WUTHERING HEIGHTS

UK, 2011 (MIFF 2012, International Panorama)

Director: Andrea Arnold

“Brilliant, visceral... the film gave me something I never expect to get from any classic literary adaptation: the shock of the new.” - The Guardian

Heathcliff is a runaway black slave, found on the streets of Liverpool by Mr Earnshaw and brought home to the unforgiving, rain-lashed moors of Wuthering Heights. Quickly forming an indelible bond with Earnshaw's young daughter, Cathy, theirs is a magical, doomed friendship whose tendrils will come to shatter their adult lives.

Filmmaker Andrea Arnold (Red Road, MIFF 07; Fish Tank, MIFF 09) has created a Wuthering Heights unlike any other. Brutal, austere and imbued with an overwhelming sense of natural beauty and terror, Arnold's interpretation of Brontë's classic tale accomplishes something entirely unexpected - a primal exploration of the darkened boundaries between man and nature.

Winner of Best Cinematography at Venice Film Festival.

Rated MA15+

D Andrea Arnold P Robert Bernstein, Kevin Loader, Douglas Rae S Andrea Arnold, Emily Brontë Dist Paramount Pictures/Transmission Films TD DCP/2011

See the film and read the book; browse online at Readings.

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