Friday 17 to Thursday 23 June
(U) 1hr 34mins
USA 2016 Dir. Whit Stilman
Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Tom Bennett, Stephen Fry
Jane Austen s little-known novella Lady Susan is reinvigorated by veteran American independent film director Whit Stilman with this dry and witty adaptation starring a brilliant Kate Beckinsale.
Beckinsale plays our scandalous heroine Lady Susan. While waiting for social chatter about a personal indiscretion to pass, she takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate, and sets out to find a husband for her reluctant daughter – and one for herself, too. She enlists the assistance of her old friend Alicia, but two particularly handsome suitors complicate her orchestrations...
"With a great cast including Stephen Fry, Chloë Sevigny and Tom Bennett (who comes close to stealing the show as the gormless Sir James), this is real treat: fresh and deliciously rotten at the same time." Time Out
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