Thought mid-19th century gothic novels couldn't get any sexier? Andrea Arnold is here to prove you wrong.
The British director, who won an Academy Award for her 2004 short "Wasp," brings her magic back to the big screen with her update on Emily Bronte's classic "Wuthering Heights."
The film premiered earlier this month to rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival, where it took home the Golden Osella award for best cinematography. For those of us whose tickets to the festival got lost in the mail, the wait to see what all the fuss about is over, thanks to the film's teaser trailer, posted on Indie Wire.
The largely wordless trailer provides audiences a glimpse into the beautiful, yet macabre world where the love between Catherine and Heathcliff flourishes until the two are separated by madness and death. The film's leads are considerably younger than the actors who have filled the roles in past film adaptations; Catherine is played by 19-year-old "Skins" star Kaya Scoledario, while 20-something James Howson earns his first film credit as the tormented Heathcliff.
Arnold's characteristic attention to detail shines through in the trailer, which relies equally on the foreboding country landscape in which it is set and the unmistakable chemistry between the two lead actors.
"Wuthering Heights" hits screens in the U.K. on Nov. 11 and is scheduled for a 2012 release in the U.S.