MOSTLY BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW 2023 DATES
FILMS FROM THE UK, IRELAND, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA AND NEW ZEALAND
February 9-16, 2023
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Individual tickets available next week
The vivid passion spilling out of Wuthering Heights led Victorian readers to assume it to be written by a man. The true author wasn’t revealed until Emily Bronte published a later edition under her own name. She has left future fans of her extraordinary only novel to ponder how the house-bound spinster daughter of an Anglican priest became acquainted with such sexual frenzy. Taking poetic license in how little is known of this particular Bronte, the biopic supplies Emily with an obliging lover who unearths her naked lust. Frances O’Connor — an Australian actress known for Mansfield Park– makes a thrillingly assured debut as director and writer. The film flashes back to the early years when the sisters delight in stories they tell each other. But the focus remains mainly on Emily, revealed in Emma Mackey’s riveting performance to be the oddest of her siblings. Through O’ Connor’s camera the big landscape of the Yorkshire Moors looks appropriately forbidding while also inviting you in. Entire sequences are played almost silently, contributing to a lasting eerie feeling not unlike a Bronte novel.
Chronicle movie critic Mick LaSalle has named Emily on his list of Movies to Watch Out For in 2023.
UK 2023 (130 minutes)
5:30 PM Reception – Presidio Kebab – 3277 Sacramento Street
Frances O’Connor will introduce her film in a Zoom interview.
7:30 PM Emily
Sponsor: British Consulate General San Francisco
Thursday, February 09, 2023
Playing at: Vogue TheatreBUY TICKETS