Presented by Oundle Cinema
Stahl Theatre, Oundle
Director: Richard Laxton
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Greg Wise, David Suchet
Runtime: 108 mins
Based on a scandal that shocked Victorian England, this is the story of Euphemia 'Effie' Gray. At the age of 19 Effie married the prominent art historian and critic, John Ruskin but it rapidly becomes clear that Ruskin has difficulty in consummating their marriage.
Lonely and frustrated, Effie is drawn to pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais, and finds a friend and champion in the wife of the President of the Royal Academy, Lady Elizabeth Eastlake (Emma Thompson). After five years trapped in a loveless marriage Effie is forced to defy the rules of Victorian England. Filmed against a backdrop of London society and romantic Scottish landscapes, this wonderful costume drama will transport you in time and mood.
'...boasts the production values of the best Merchant Ivory pictures but also has some of the same intensity and perversity that characterised Jane Campion's The Piano.' Independent