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Friday Night Films

Love & Friendship

10.2.2017

Love & Friendship (2016)

Dir. Whit Stillman / Cert. U / 91mins

Friday 10 February 2017 / 7.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

 

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Based on the Jane Austen novella Lady Susan and set in the 1790s, earlier than most Austen tales, Whit Stillman’s exquisite comedy of matchmaking and heart-breaking Love & Friendship concerns beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale). The deliciously scheming and manipulative Lady Susan has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society.  

 

Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her eligible but reluctant school-girl daughter Frederica (Morfydd Clark).

 

The waters are troubled by the arrival at Churchill of the handsome, eligible Reginald DeCourcy (Xavier Samuel) and silly but cheerful - and very rich - Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett).

 

Chloe Sevigny, who starred with Beckinsale in Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco (1998) plays Lady Susan’s friend and confidante Alicia Johnson, with Stephen Fry as her husband, the "very respectable" Mr. Johnson.

 

 

Genre: 

Comedy / Drama

 

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What are Friday Night Films?

A pop up cinema offering an alternative film experience!  Devised by Independent Cinema MK in association with MK Gallery. Enjoy new releases, cult classics, special events,
screen talks and curated film seasons – all for £5 (£3 concs.). Our screen bar provides modestly priced wine, beer, and soft drinks.

 

Tickets can be purchased online or by telephoning the Information Desk on

01908 676 900. 

 

 

Reviews

 "What audacity, what elegance! Here is a hilariously self-aware period comedy polished to a brilliant sheen. Whit Stillman was probably born to direct a Jane Austen movie... A racy delight”

(The Guardian, read review)

 

"...one of the best movies of the year."

(Rolling Stone, read review)