Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights is an excitingly fresh and distinct take on the classic novel by Emily Brontë. An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Living in Earnshaw’s home, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer’s teenage daughter, Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his son, Hindley. When Earnshaw passes away, the now-grown characters must finally confront the intense feelings and rivalries that have built up throughout their years together. The film is an evocative visual experience that brings out the powerful emotions at the heart of the novel. It is a sweeping tale of family, class, and romance told in a bracingly modern way by one of contemporary cinema’s most unique filmmakers.
Director: Andrea Arnold 2011 UK 129min. NR 35mm
Where: Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Address: 415 Couch