Love & Friendship (2016) 13 May 2016Romance, ComedyPG-13(MPPA), U(BBFC)

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Set in the 1790s, the widowed Lady Susan Vernon seeks refuge with her in-laws as rumors about her private life circulate through society. While staying at the estate, Lady Susan decides to find herself and her daughter, Frederica, a husband.

The promotional announcement by Little, Brown and Company for the novelization supplemented the summary to Stillman's adaptation stating; "Recently widowed, Lady Susan arrives, unannounced, at her brother-in-law's estate to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. While there, she becomes determined to secure a new husband for herself, and one for her reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica, too. As Lady Susan embarks on a controversial relationship with a married man, seduction, deception, broken hearts, and gossip all ensue. With a pitch-perfect Austenian sensibility, Stillman breathes new life into Austen's work, making it his own by adding original narration from a character comically loyal to the story's fiendishly manipulative heroine, Lady Susan."

Cast and Crew

Director(s): Whit Stillman

Producer(s): Whit Stillman, Katie Holly, Lauranne Bourrachot

Starring(s): Kate Beckinsale, Chloƫ Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry, Emma Greenwell, Morfydd Clark, James Fleet, Jemma Redgrave, Tom Bennett, Justin Edwards

Music by: Mark Suozzo

Story by: Jane Austen

Screenplay by: Whit Stillman

Edited by: Sophie Corra

Cinematography: Richard Van Oosterhout


EFW Scale: Not available

Release Date: 13 May 2016

Other Release Date / Place: 23 Jan 2016 / Sundance Film Festival

Genre(s): Romance, Comedy

Certification: PG-13(MPPA), U(BBFC)

Language(s): English

Country: United States, Ireland, Netherlands, France

Film Industry: American-Irish

Banner(s) and Studio(s)

Banner / Studio: Westerly Films, Blinder Films, Chic Films, Revolver Films

Distributed by: Amazon Studios, Roadside Attractions, Curzon Artificial Eye

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