Films at Barnstaple Library - Emily

"Emily" imagines Emily Brontë's own Gothic story that inspired her seminal novel, 'Wuthering Heights.' Haunted by her mother's death, Emily struggles within the confines of her family life and yearns for artistic and personal freedom, and so begins a journey to channel her creative potential into one of the greatest novels of all time.

The film stars Emma Mackey as Emily, a rebel and misfit, as she finds her voice and writes the literary classic Wuthering Heights.

Rotten Tomatoes reports "With a bracingly irreverent approach to its story and Emma Mackey bringing Brontë vibrantly to life, Emily is a biopic that manages to feel true while taking entertaining creative liberties."

In his review for The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw describes the film as "beautifully acted, lovingly shot, fervently and speculatively imagined".Mark Kermode describes Emily as a "full-blooded gothic fable", praising O’Connor's "spine-tingling feature debut".

The film received three awards at the Dinard British Film Festival: Golden Hitchcock, Best Performance Award for Emma Mackey and Audience Award.

Doors open at 1.45 to allow tea & coffee to be served (donations welcomed) approximate end time of film 4.30pm -the audience is welcome to stay on for informal chat of the film afterwards.

Suitable for 15 years+

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