Andrea Arnold’s follow-up to her “nearly flawless” (The New
York Times) Fish Tank is this excitingly fresh and
distinct take on Emily Brontë’s epic love story. Heathcliff, a boy
taken in to the home of Earnshaw, a benevolent Yorkshire farmer,
develops a passionate relationship with his teenage daughter,
Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his son, Hindley.
When Earnshaw passes away, the now-grown characters must confront
the intense feelings and rivalries that have built up throughout
their years together. Arnold’s film is a beautiful and evocative
visual stunner that brings out the powerful emotions at the heart
of Brontë’s classic novel.
Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories. Opens at Film Forum on Oct 5.