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."
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