April 3, 2015
Studio: Adopt Films
Director: Richard Laxton
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Emma Thompson
Starring: Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, James Fox, Dakota Fanning, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, Tom Sturridge, Greg Wise, Claudia Cardinale
Official website: AdoptFilms.com/EffieGray
In her original screenplay "Effie Gray," Emma Thompson takes a bold look at the real life story of the Effie Gray-John Ruskin marriage, while courageously exposing what was truly hiding behind the veil of their public life. Set in a time when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, "Effie Gray" is the story of a young woman coming of age, finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard. "Effie Gray" explores the roots of sexual intolerance, which continue to have a stronghold today, while shedding light on the marital politics of the Victorian Era.