Far From The Madding Crowd (12A) | Close-Up FIlm Review
May01

Far From The Madding Crowd (12A) | Close-Up FIlm Review

Dir. Thomas Vinterberg, UK/US, 2015, 119 mins Cast:  Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, When Thomas Hardy’s novel “Far From the Madding Crowd” was published in 1874, his central character, Bathsheba Everdene, must have been a startlingly unusual heroine.  Far from being a simpering beauty, like other Victorian fictional heroines who have survived, such as Jane Eyre and Catherine Earnshaw, Bathsheba is...

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Suite Française (15)  Close-Up Film Review
Mar18

Suite Française (15) Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Saul Dibb, UK/France/Canada, 2014, 107 mins, in English and German with English subtitles  Cast: Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ruth Wilson, Margot Robbie, Sam Riley, Lambert Wilson, Harriet Walter  A tale of forbidden love in a wartime setting, Suite Française is an English-language adaption of Irène Némirovsky’s posthumously published 2004 novel of the same name written during the Nazi...

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