Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship

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We'll screen Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship (reuniting Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny) starting on Friday June 3rd at TIFF!

** Watch the trailer here: http://ow.ly/WNC0300ObtD **

Adapting Jane Austen's long-unpublished epistolary novella Lady Susan, writer-director Whit Stillman departs from the milieu of the contemporary New York upper crust that he so memorably explored in such films as The Last Days of Disco and Metropolitan for a sharp-tongued and riotously funny examination of 18th-century polite society.

Love & Friendship revolves around the beautiful and cunning Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), a recent widow who takes up residence at Churchill, her in-laws' estate, and sets her sights on matrimony with the dashing (and, more importantly, wealthy) Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel). However, her plans are derailed when her beautiful daughter Frederica (Morfydd Clark) turns up at Churchill after being dismissed from boarding school. Fearing that Frederica will turn Reginald's head, Lady Susan sets outs to obtain her daughter a suitor of her own.

Featuring a brilliant turn by Beckinsale — who makes Lady Susan an Austen heroine to rival Lizzie Bennet and Emma Woodhouse in her charm, confidence, audacity, and unapologetic dishonesty — Love & Friendship is a smart, fun, and utterly scruple-free romp.
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