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Director Frances O'Connor
Country UK/USA
Year 2022
Rating 14A
Running Time 130
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From The Booth

"This boldly atmospheric, psychologically incisive portrait of Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë (Emma Mackey) sweeps us away to 19th-century England for a tale of irrepressible creativity and secret desire. The directorial debut of veteran actor Frances O’Connor, Emily makes haunting drama of a young woman’s arduous journey toward realizing her vocation.

"Part history, part speculation, writer-director O’Connor’s depiction of Brontë’s triumphs and tragedies is rapturous, whether finding its heroine joining Branwell on a euphoric opium trip, dancing, rolling, stumbling through the verdant West Yorkshire moors, or slipping perilously into a clandestine love affair with her French tutor (Oliver Jackson-Cohen).

"Just as in Wuthering Heights, which gave us one of literature’s most piercing stories of female subjection under an oppressive patriarchy, many of the obstacles that stood between Brontë and self-actualization were the result of a deeply rooted sexism. This magnificent film tells her story so that we celebrate Brontë’s too-brief life — and remember that her struggle is not yet over." - Jane Schoettle, TIFF 2022