Based on the novel by Emily Bronte. A poor boy is taken in by the Earnshaw family and begins an intense relationship with his sister. Starring James Howson, Solomon Glave, Paul Hilton, Kaya Scodelario, James Northcote, Nichola Burley
Not really being a fan of Emily Bronte this film took her story to a new level by adding in racism. Yup. Which wasn’t in Bronte’s novel. This, at first, was off-putting but over time didn’t bother me until Hindley took over the farm. Then he was using the N-word which again bothered me. This isn’t about race, it’s a story about social classes, mental and physical cruelty, and gender inequality, there is no need to add to this with racism. Enough of what drove me crazy, this film was beautifully shot. The most beautifully shot movie I have seen in a long time. The cinematographer, Robbie Ryan, was amazing. I would love to use him on my next film. Just for that reason alone makes this film worth seeing.