Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
27 February 2015
Leonard Nimoy Dies
Beloved Star Trek actor was 83
Exclusive: Charlie Cox Talks Marvel’s Daredevil
Plus a new poster for the Netflix superhero show
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Nick Fury's online, and he's brought Black Widow and Thor
Exclusive New While We're Young Poster
And a new trailer for Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' midlife-com
First Look At Eddie Redmayne As The Danish Girl
First look at Tom Hooper's new period drama
Harrison Ford Confirmed For Blade Runner 2
Denis Villeneuve is in talks to direct
Jack Huston Eyed As The New Crow
He could flap in to replace Luke Evans
First Trailer For The Lady In The Van
Alan Bennett has a visitor
Sam Mendes Talks Spectre
Skyfall's director on why he returned to the Bond franchise
Red Sonja Prepares For Action Again
Christopher Cosmos hired to write new screenplay
Rosamund Pike Joins The Deep Blue Good-By
Starring with Christian Bale
Blake Lively And Jason Clarke Say All I See Is You
Marc Forster's new psychological drama
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 December 2014
First Trailer For Knight Of Cups
Christian Bale wants a love experience
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Face Of An Angel
27 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Nightcrawler (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Look Of Love (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Ill Manors (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Trishna (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Trailer For Winterbottom's Trishna
Freida Pinto tackles Hardy in India

22 August 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: YouTube

submit to reddit

Trailer For Winterbottom's Trishna

Continuing his mission to do strange and interesting things with Thomas Hardy novels, here's a trailer for Michael Winterbottom's Trishna, which transposes Tess of the d'Urbervilles to modern-day India.

Following his reasonably straight adaptation of Jude the Obscure, and The Claim, which turned The Mayor of Casterbridge into a Western, Trishna stars Freida Pinto as the titular primitive creature of the heath (or its Rajasthan equivalent), who gets into relationship difficulties with Riz Ahmed's Jay Singh. Trishna goes to work for him after an accident destroys her father's jeep (it's a horse in the book) but the pair's love is complicated by the clash between Trishna's rural roots and the urbanity and education that Jay represents.

That's the official plot summary at least, which doesn't cover Tess' rape and the lengthy aftermath which forms the core of Hardy's novel. There's no trace of that in the trailer either, which appears to go the star-cross'd lovers route. Jay would seem to be Angel Clare, and it's unclear if there's an Alec d'Urberville at all, but Hardy's theme of a beautiful traditional world versus the evils of modernity definitely seems to be front and centre.

The dreamy soundtrack, to which it looks as if there will be much dancing, is by Shigeru Umebayashi, with original songs by Amit Trivedi, and Trishna will be seeking distribution at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it premieres on September 9.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Hellraiser Trailer Online
It'll tear your sides apart
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

The Empire Podcast Oscars 2015 Special
The team's take on the 87th Academy Awards

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Robert Downey Jr. On Age Of Ultron
Tomorrow: Mark Ruffalo talks Bruce Banner...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)