Sunday, September 25, 2011
WUTHERING HEIGHTS Teaser Trailer: Andrea Arnold, James Howson
Andrea Arnold‘s Wuthering Heights (2011) teaser trailer stars James Howson, Kaya Scodelario, Oliver Milburn, James Northcote, and Amy Wren.
Wuthering Heights‘ plot synopsis:
A poor young English boy named Heathcliff is taken in by the wealthy Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.
The picture premiered at Venice and played TIFF, where it was picked up by Oscilloscope for US distribution.Kaya Scodelario and James Howson play the adult versions of Cathy and Heathcliff in this incarnation of the story, with Shannon Beer and Solomon Glave playing the younger versions of the characters.
Notably, Heathcliff is here portrayed by black actors, leading to some consternation among purists but also possibly adding a new layer to the character’s history. The dominant performance, however, looks like it might be from the camera, wielded by Robbie Ryan, who also shot Red Road and Fish Tank.Reviews of Wuthering Heights have been mixed; I’ll point you towards a representative rave from The Playlist and Drew McWeeney’s far more cautious dismissal. (“Aside from the cinematography and that sensual quality it lends to the film, there’s nothing else about “Wuthering Heights” that I can recommend.”)
Watch the Wuthering Heights movie trailer below and leave your thoughts on it in the comments section. Wuthering Heights has no US theater release date yet.