Far From The Madding Crowd
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
Under 15s £4
This remake of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Far from the Madding Crowd, has a largely young cast and although many may remember Julie Christie and Terence Stamp’s chemistry in the 1967 film, this fresh look at the story has received good reviews.
FoxSearchlight writes: This is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.