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Emily (2023)

Opens on February 24

Director: Frances O'Connor Run Time: 130 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Alexandra Dowling, Emma Mackey, Fionn Whitehead, Gemma Jones, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English, French

About the film:

Official Selection, 2022 Toronto International Film Festival

Imagines Emily Brontë’s own Gothic story that inspired her seminal novel, “Wuthering Heights”. The film explores the relationships that inspired her – her raw, passionate sisterhood with Charlotte and Anne; her first aching, forbidden love for Weightman and her care for her maverick brother whom she idolizes.

Haunted by the death of her mother, Emily struggles within the confines of her family life and yearns for artistic and personal freedom, and so begins a journey to channel her creative potential into one of the greatest novels of all time.

“a ravishing period drama… invented splashes of rebellion and romance only add to the ecstatic truth that “Emily” brings to its windswept tale of a stultified woman survived by her inner strength.”

—David Ehrlich for IndieWire

About the filmmaker:

Frances O’Connor is a British–born Australian actress and filmmaker making her feature directorial debut with Emily (2023). A veteran actor, her many credits include Love and Other Catastrophes (1996), Mansfield Park (1999), Bedazzled (2000), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Windtalkers (2002), The Conjuring 2 (2016), and Blessed (2009), for which she won an Australian Academy Best Actress award. She is also known for her roles in television productions like Madame Bovary (2000), Mr Selfridge (2013–2016), and The Missing (2014).

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