Director: Richard Laxton
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Claudia Cardinale
Country of origin: UK 2014 mins.
Released by METRODOME
'Effie Gray' explores the scandalous true story of the troubled relationship between Victorian art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) and Effie (Dakota Fanning), his teenage bride. After marrying at the tender age of 19, Effie quickly realises her marriage is a lie when Ruskin refuses to consummate it. Yearning for affection, she soon falls for the charms of the artist John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge). Desperate to be freed from Ruskin, Effie embarks on a life-changing journey to become one of the first women in history to seek a divorce from her husband, making her an everlasting figure in feminist history.