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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Solomon Glave
Shannon Beer
James Howson
Kaya Scodelario
Nichola Burley
Directors
Andrea Arnold
Screenwriters
Olivia Hetreed
Running Time
128 minutes

Wuthering Heights
Less is Moors


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Wuthering Heights

Plot
Heathcliff (Glave) is an orphan on the streets, brought into the Earnshaw family. He bonds with Cathy (Beer), beginning an obsessive friendship. But as Heathcliff is abused by Cathy’s brother Hindley (Lee Shaw), a wedge is driven between them. Years later, the adult Heathcliff (Howson) returns to claim Cathy (Scodelario).


Verdict
An astonishing-looking adaptation that captures the setting of the book, and its darkness, wonderfully, but goes too far towards edgy in its quest to avoid the usual literary clichés.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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