October 5, 2012
Studio: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Director: Andrea Arnold
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: Olivia Hetreed
Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Nichola Burley, Steve Evets
Copyright Holder: N/A
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. Arnold’s film is a beautiful and evocative visual masterpiece that brings out the powerful emotions at the heart of Brontë’s classic novel, resulting in a viscerally affecting love story. It is a sweepingly old-fashioned tale of family, class, and romance told in a bracingly modern way by one of contemporary cinema’s most gifted and unique filmmakers.