Love & Friendship

  • Screening Dates: 11th May, 8pm  //  18th May, 6pm
  • Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Jemma Redgrave, Tom Bennett, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry
  • Directed by: Whit Stilmann,
  • Running time: 93 mins
  • Rating: M
  • Language: English

USA  – Historical DRAMA:

Lady Susan [Kate Beckinsale] is a scandalous heroine, somewhat predatory yet enigmatic, dressed very becomingly in full mourning black. A widow with beauty and a distinguished name, but no financial means, thus entitled to sympathy and in need of money: a dangerous combination. She has already left one aristocratic house in some disorder, having apparently exerted her charms, and has set her cap at her sister-in-law’s handsome brother Reginald [Xavier Samuel], much to the horror of his parents. Lady Susan also has the task of marrying off her wayward daughter, Frederica [Morfydd Clark] to a wealthy blockhead called Sir James Martin  [Tom Bennett], or “the David Brent of Georgian England’.
“What​ ​audacity,​ ​what​ ​elegance!​ ​Here​ ​is​ ​a​ ​hilariously​ ​self-aware​ ​period​ ​comedy​ ​polished​ ​to​ ​a​ ​brilliant sheen.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ​ ​​