Wuthering Heights
Filmfest 2012

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A Yorkshire hill farmer on a visit to Liverpool finds a homeless boy on the streets. He takes him home to live as part of his family on the isolated Yorkshire moors where the boy forges an obsessive relationship with the farmer’s daughter.
"I have never liked the idea of adaptations," says WUTHERING HEIGHTS writer-director Andrea Arnold. "A book is such a different language to film and they are often complete as they are, so I have really surprised myself by attempting one. And what a book to pick. It's gothic, feminist, socialist, sadomasochistic, Freudian, incestuous, violent and visceral. Trying to melt all that together into a film is an ambitious and perhaps foolish task. Any attempt will never do the book justice. But it was like I had no choice. Once the idea was in my head I could not put it down. Even when things became very difficult I couldn't let it go."

tags: Feature film

Cast: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer, Steve Evets


Screenplay: Andrea Arnold, Olivia Hetreed, Original von / by: Emily Brontë

Director of Photography: Robbie Ryan

Film Editor: Nicolas Chaudeurge

Composer: Nicolas Becker

Production Designer: Helen Scott

Costume Design: Steven Noble

Sound: Rashad Omar

Producer: Robert Bernstein

Co-Producer: Douglas Rae, Kevin Loader

Production Company: Ecosse Films

World Sales: HanWay Films

Distributor: Prokino Filmverleih GmbH

Director: Andrea Arnold