Love & Friendship (U)
Directed by Whit Stillman.
Starring: Kate Beckinsale & Chloe Sevigny.
Running time 93 minutes
This show marks 10 years of community cinema in Looe.
This highly entertaining period drama is based on Jane Austen’s little known novella ’Lady Susan’, and may be the best screen version of Austen so far. Kate Beckinsale is the manipulative and calculating Lady Susan, recently widowed, mother of a daughter of marriageable age, walking a tightrope on the edge of scandal, and financially dependent on the kindness of strangers. Filmed largely in Ireland, with a brilliant cast and a quick and clever script, this is ‘a tart, fizzy delight’. Bar, snacks and birthday cake!
The film will be preceeded by the Looe Film Society AGM.