Monday, September 10, 2012
By Julie Wiegan
British director Andrea Arnold (Film Tank) does a fresh take on Emily Brontë’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights, which follows Heathcliff (in Arnold’s version, a black boy played by James Howson), who is taken in by a Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Living in Earnshaw’s home on the windswept moors, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer’s teenage daughter, Cathy (Kaya Scodelario), inspiring the envy and mistrust of his son, Hindley (Lee Shaw). When Earnshaw passes away, the now-grown characters must finally confront the intense feelings and rivalries that have built up throughout their years together.