LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
Director: Whit Stillman Run Time: 92 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 2016
Starring: Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Morfydd Clark, Stephen Fry, Xavier Samuel
Chloë Sevigny reunites with director Whit Stillman in LOVE & FRIENDSHIP where her character, Alicia Johnson, is the friend and confidante to Lady Susan.
Love & Friendship is an adaptation of young Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan that was believed to have been written in the mid 1790s but was finally published by her nephew, James Edward Austen-Leigh, in 1871. Set in the 1790s, earlier than most Austen tales, the film concerns beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon who has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her daughter, Frederica. Sevigny plays Lady Susan’s friend and confidante Alicia Johnson and whose husband is the “very Respectable” Mr. Johnson.
Part of Nitehawk’s THE WORKS: CHLOË SEVIGNY.