Wuthering Heights

A Yorkshire hill farmer on a visit to Liverpool finds a homeless boy on the streets. He takes him home to live as part of his family on the isolated Yorkshire moors where the boy forges an obsessive relationship with the farmer’s daughter. Arnold’s third feature film shows us a new kind of approach to Emily Brontë’s classic novel. She uses natural sounds in place of a score, emphasizing the rhythms of wind, voices and silence, and the handheld camera work captures every look and touch exchanged between the passionate young lovers.

Director's Biography
ANDREA ARNOLD, born 1961 in Dartford, England. She studied at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, where she graduated in 1991. In 2003, her film Wasp won the Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short. RED ROAD, her first feature, was awarded the Jury Prize at Cannes 2006. WUTHERING HEIGHTS had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2011, winning The Osella Award for Best Cinematography. // Films: MILK (1998, short), DOG (2001, short), WASP (2003, short), RED ROAD (2006; CE 2007), FISH TANK (2009), WUTHERING HEIGHTS (2011)
European Panorama Fiction · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2012
Andrea Arnold
Great Britain 2011
128 minutes
Screenplay Andrea Arnold, Olivia Hetreed
Cinematography Robbie Ryan
Editing Nicolas Chaudeurge
Sound/Sounddesign Nicolas Becker, Rashad Omar
Music Original Title Song ‘The Enemy’ written and performed by Mumford & Sons
With Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer, Steve Evets, Oliver Milburn, Paul Hilton, Simone Jackson, Lee Shaw, Amy Wren, Nichola Burley
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