Wuthering Heights (Hurlevent)

  • Dir: Jacques Rivette

  • France, 1985, 155 mins, 35mm

  • Cast: Fabienne Babe, Lucas Belvaux, Sandra Montaigu

What a combination! Rivette and the stormy love of Emily Bronte’s novel – a work that both produced lush drama with Lawrence Olivier and Merle Oberon and even drove Buñuel to make a film. Rivette moves the action to Provençal France, claimimg both its landscape and its culture, and he savagely trims back the generations and stories of the novel, focusing on Catherine and Heathcliff/Roch as young lovers, surrounded by both passionate nature and knowing characters. At the same time, he incorporates studied distance and dream sequences, drawing us into the psychological complexity of this dark and epic love story in a very different vision that should intrigue lovers of Bronte as well as fans of Rivette.

08/10/2017(Sun): Post-screening talk with Sonia Au

Package Discount: 30% discount to each purchase of standard tickets of both North Bridge and Wuthering Heights.



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