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Love & Friendship 2016 U

92 mins Ireland Director. Whit Stillman

Whit Stillman crosses the Atlantic for this irresistible adaptation of Jane Austen’s unheralded novella Lady Susan, following the delicious and devious exploits of Susan (Kate Beckinsale) as she schemes her way through England’s aristocratic circles.

Ensconced at her in-laws manor with the ostensible plan of securing a suitor for her daughter, Susan soon schemes her way into the heart of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy (Xavier Samuel), while ensuring the rich but extremely silly Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett) isn’t left entirely out of the picture.

The doyen of US indie comedy Stillman finds himself utterly at home in the environs of English period fiction, revelling in the wit and artistry of Austen’s dialogue and proving that his stable of New York sophisticates have a clear antecedent in 18th-century high-society. Reuniting with Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny from The Last Days of Disco, he’s also assembled a fabulous supporting cast rich in colour and gravitas, including Stephen Fry, Jemma Redgrave, Justin Edwards and James Fleet.

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Directed by

Whit Stillman

Featuring

Chloë Sevigny

Stephen Fry

Tom Bennett

Xavier Samuel

Kate Beckinsale

Genres

Comedy

Collection

Fools For Love Based on the Book… Best Films of 2016 Love Closed Captions

Certificate

U no material likely to offend or harm

Released

2016

Country

Ireland

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