Wuthering Heights, 2011 + introduction by Dr Michael Lawrence
Andrea Arnold’s radical retelling of the Emily Bronte classic does away with many of the traditional trappings of the period drama genre, instead focusing on the minutia of the flora and fauna of the Yorkshire landscape. The story, of course, follows the story of Heathcliff, a poor boy of unknown origins, who is taken in by the Earnshaw family only to develop an intense relationship with his foster sister, Cathy.
Dr Michael Lawrence will be introducing the screening, discussing the representation of landscape in the film.
“The film gave me something I never expect to get from any classic literary adaptation: the shock of the new” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian