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UK, 2010 (MIFF 2011, International Panorama)

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga


Charlotte Brontë's famous tale gets a fresh makeover, with a winning performance from Australia's Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right, MIFF 2010) as the tenacious Jane.

Having been adapted for film and TV almost 30 times over the last century, Jane Eyre now finds a new voice with this astute retelling of the Brontë classic from filmmaker Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) and screenwriter Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe).

Starring Michael Fassbender as the hypnotically reptilian Rochester and Dame Judi Dench as Mrs Fairfax, Fukunaga's adaptation breathes fresh life into a well-known story; one that explores the dark corners of Brontë's novel, playing up the gothic aspects of the tale to offer an unflinching take on the much-loved heroine.

"Cary Joji Fukunaga has reanimated a classic for a new generation, letting 'Jane Eyre' resonate with terror and tenderness." - Rolling Stone

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D Cary Joji Fukunaga P Mairi Bett, Faye Ward S Moira Buffini Dist Universal Pictures TD 35mm/2010

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