Love And Friendship
Director: Whit Stillman
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country of Origin: Ireland, Netherlands, France, USA 2015 92 mins.
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye
Whit Stillman is on top form directing his own adaptation of Jane Austen’s early novella concerning the sensational Lady Susan Vernon. An exquisite comedy of matchmaking and heart-breaking.
Set in the 1790s this film follows the deliciously scheming and manipulative Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), who is on a mission to find a husband for herself and her long-suffering daughter Frederica, aided and abetted by her loyal friend Alicia Johnson (Chloe Sevigny).
Two young men, handsome Reginald DeCourcy (Xavier Samuel) and wealthy Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett), severely complicate their plans. Protagonist Pictures.