Emma Mackey, of “Sex Education” fame, memorably embodies Emily Brontë, one of the leading authors ever to have come out of Britain, who in spite of her early demise at the age of 30 had already managed to write “Wuthering Heights”. The experienced actor Frances O'Connor (“A.I. Artificial Intelligence”) skillfully takes her place behind the camera for the first time, delivering one of the most unexpected cinematic surprises this year: a melancholy and intensely emotional drama of extraordinary elegance which transforms the gothic romanticism of the heroine into something sensual and completely modern, ‘dressing’ it atmospherically with the music of one of the most important composers in modern cinema, Abel Korzeniowski (‘A Single Man’).
UK / 2022 / COLOR / DCP / 130’ / ENGLISH
DIRECTOR: Frances O'Connor
SCREENWRITER: Frances O'Connor
DoP: Nanu Segal
MUSIC: Abel Korzeniowski
EDITOR: Sam Sneade
PRINCIPAL CAST: Emma Mackey, Fionn Whitehead, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Alexandra Dowling, Adrian Dunbar, Amelia Gething, Gemma Jones
Born in Britain and grew up in Australia. In her long career as an actor she has appeared in major productions, including ‘A.I.: Artificial Intelligence” and ‘Mansfield Park’. ‘Emily’ marks her directorial debut as a director.