Author: Embankment Films

16 Sep ‘Emily’ Review: Emma Mackey Breaks Out as the ‘Strangest’ Brontë in Frances O’Connor’s Lovely Debut

The 'Wuthering Heights' author is warmly embraced and gently released by actor-turned-filmmaker O'Connor, in a period drama with a subtly modern sensibility. There are no flirtations with the fourth wall in Frances O’Connor’s “Emily.” There is no synthpop on the soundtrack. No one ranks the relative...

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10 Sep Emily review – sensitive Brontë biopic is a thrillingly unconventional watch

Toronto film festival: Sex Education’s Emma Mackey makes for a perfect Emily Brontë in actor turned writer-director Frances O’Connor’s deft drama Actor turned writer-director Frances O’Connor’s sensuous and loosely biographical drama about the Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë captures the Victorian era with a modern sensibility. Not...

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07 Sep Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern Give Venice an Emotional Gut Punch as ‘The Son’ Earns 10-Minute Standing Ovation

Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern devastated the Venice Film Festival with the world premiere of Florian Zeller’s “The Son,” which earned a 10-minute standing ovation. Jackman appeared visibly moved during the film’s reception, as did the audience. Jackman hugged his young co-star Zen McGrath amid...

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07 Sep Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby on Florian Zeller’s Venice Title ‘The Son’: ‘Mental Health is a Crisis Everywhere in The World’

Florian Zeller and the cast of his “The Son,” including Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby, Laura Dern and Zen McGrath, addressed the issue of mental health, the film’s central subject, ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film, Zeller’s follow up to his...

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