Monday, October 8, 2012

Review: Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights
Dir. Andrea Arnold
Country: UK
Aus Rating: MA15+
Running Time: 129mins

With the visual palate of a mud-stained grass paddock, and scored to the sounds of blustering gales across the British moors, striking adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights, from director Andrea Arnold, makes for a brutal, bruising 129 minutes. Taking the Brontë prose and stripping it of nearly everything but the bare essentials, Arnold’s film – co-written by Arnold and Olivia Hetreed – is one of the most visually and aurally stunning films in years, yet its harsh, and somewhat revisionist, take on the famed material will keep audiences expecting classy period fare at arms length. Styled to within an inch of its life, Arnold’s film is a thing of beautiful, poetic sculptural grace, but beats with a viciously angry heart.

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