Director: Richard Laxton
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Greg Wise, Emma Thompson
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
Under 16s £4
Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay for this film about Euphemia “Effie” Gray (Dakota Fanning) the wife of the 19th century’s greatest art historian and critic, John Ruskin (Greg Wise). Ruskin’s sexual dysfunction and his wife’s sexual innocence and inexperience in the repressed atmosphere of Victorian England are further complicated by Effie’s affair with pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge) after Effie poses for the artist and falls in love with him. .