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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering HeightsThe interesting British filmmaker Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Red Road) retells Emily Brontë's famous 19th-century tragic-romantic...Wuthering HeightsDramaPT128MUnratedThe interesting British filmmaker Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Red Road) retells Emily Brontë's famous 19th-century tragic-romantic...2012-10-05Oscilloscope Pictures
PHYSICAL NATURE Solomon Glave and Shannon Beer star in this adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel

PHYSICAL NATURE Solomon Glave and Shannon Beer star in this adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel (Agatha Nitecka)

B+

Wuthering Heights

Genre: Drama; Starring: Steve Evets, James Howson, Oliver Milburn, Kaya Scodelario; Director: Andrea Arnold; Release Date Limited: 10/05/2012; Runtime (in minutes): 128; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Oscilloscope Pictures

The interesting British filmmaker Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Red Road) retells Emily Brontë’s famous 19th-century tragic-romantic novel with arresting eccentricity: The scratch of a tree branch on a windowpane and the smear of mud on a dress hem signify more than any dialogue. Heathcliff is black, and Cathy, his doomed love, is first seen as a fierce little girl whose passionate bond with the young adopted boy (described by Brontë as a “little Lascar”) is of an almost animal physical nature. Willful, meandering, and intriguing, this Wuthering Heights is similarly headstrong. B+

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