May 1, 2015
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some sexuality and violence)
Screenwriter: David Nicholls
Starring: Michael Sheen, Juno Temple, Tom Sturridge, Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts
Copyright Holder: N/A
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, "Far From the Madding Crowd" is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.