A flat-out hilarious period drama based on Jane Austen’s comic gem novella. A seductive widow uses her razor-sharp wit and wiles to win the ultimate prize – the heart of an eligible bachelor.
With razor-sharp wit and a cunning that can’t be underestimated, the beautiful and recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) takes up residence with her in-laws in a bid to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy, her sister-in-law’s wealthy and dashing younger brother. Using merciless tactics and resourcefulness, Susan out-manoeuvres all who stand in her way, while also charming and enchanting when required.
Filmed entirely in Ireland and directed by Whit Stillman (Metropolitan), this adaptation of Jane Austen’s Lady Susan is a delightful jaunt where manners and social standing are key, and a lady is only as good as her last husband. Love & Friendship is a rarity: an 18th century period drama with an over-arching sense of fun.
“One of the best films of the year.” – Los Angeles Times
“Flat-out hilarious. Jane Austen has never been funnier.” – The Telegraph
“A triumph.” – New York Times Critics’ Pick
“Witty and winning. Kate Beckinsale and Whit Stillman do Jane Austen proud.” – The Guardian
Ireland/Netherlands/France 2016| Language: English | 93 minutes | Cert: G
Director: Whit Stillman
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel