WUTHERING HEIGHTS (2011)
AFI Conservatory alumna Andrea Arnold's (AMERICAN HONEY, FISH TANK) 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 Earnshaw, a benevolent Yorkshire farmer. 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. (Note adapted from Oscilloscope Laboratories.) DIR/SCR Andrea Arnold; SCR Olivia Hetreed, from the novel by Emily Brontë; PROD Robert Bernstein, Kevin Loader, Douglas Rae. UK, 2011, color, 129 min. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.