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Love & Friendship

WHIT STILLMAN
Ireland, France, Netherlands, 2016
94 minutes, Color
Official website

In Person: Director Whit Stillman

Despite the bad stories Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel) has heard about Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), as soon as she moves in as a guest with his sister and brother-in-law, he falls irredeemably for her charms. His sister Catherine has to look on resignedly as Reginald is taken in by the much older widow, who is well known for her manipulative and adulterous behavior. Love & Friendship is the ironic title of this cheerfully venomous love satire based on Jane Austen's never-previously-filmed novella in letters, Lady Susan. While Susan makes up clever plans with her American best friend, Alicia (Chloë Sevigny), the men in her life remain blind to her cunning behavior. Director Whit Stillman gives a sizzling impulse to this very British story set in the late 18th century. It is a villainous, up-tempo period piece full of pleasure.—International Film Festival Rotterdam

Love & Friendship

WHIT STILLMAN
Ireland, France, Netherlands, 2016
94 minutes, Color
Official website

In Person: Director Whit Stillman

Despite the bad stories Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel) has heard about Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), as soon as she moves in as a guest with his sister and brother-in-law, he falls irredeemably for her charms. His sister Catherine has to look on resignedly as Reginald is taken in by the much older widow, who is well known for her manipulative and adulterous behavior. Love & Friendship is the ironic title of this cheerfully venomous love satire based on Jane Austen's never-previously-filmed novella in letters, Lady Susan. While Susan makes up clever plans with her American best friend, Alicia (Chloë Sevigny), the men in her life remain blind to her cunning behavior. Director Whit Stillman gives a sizzling impulse to this very British story set in the late 18th century. It is a villainous, up-tempo period piece full of pleasure.--International Film Festival Rotterdam


Tuesday, April 19
6:30 PM
$13.00