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.
The 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 director/co-writer Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Red Road), one of contemporary cinema's most gifted and unique filmmakers.
World Premiere – 2011 Venice Film Festival – Winner – Best Cinematography
Official Selection, 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Director: Andrea Arnold
Cast: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Shannon Beer, Solomon Glave
UK | 2011 | Not rated | 129 min