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Austen's Lady Susan brilliantly reimagined for cinema

Austen's Lady Susan brilliantly reimagined for cinema
By Euronews

<p>This week in Cinema Box, we will be taking a look at “Love & Friendship”, the excellent adaptation of Jane Austin’s early novel <em>Lady Susan</em>.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LoveandFriendship?src=hash">#LoveandFriendship</a> is a “visual and auditory delight.” Our <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/review?src=hash">#review</a> is here: <a href="https://t.co/RVkUqVVlIA">https://t.co/RVkUqVVlIA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/transmission"><code>transmission</a> <a href="https://t.co/nDOApd2uwL">pic.twitter.com/nDOApd2uwL</a></p>&mdash; THEREELWORD.net (</code>REELWORD) <a href="https://twitter.com/REELWORD/status/753752646960369664">July 15, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Critic Peter Bradshaw lauded the American Director’s interpretation of the novel as ‘hilariously self-aware period comedy polished to a brilliant sheen’.</p> <p>The action unfolds in late 18th century England. Lady Susan Vernon is a smart, attractive, widow who is experiencing some financial problems. Through a series of intrigues, she seeks out a rich husband for herself and her daughter. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lady Susan – A force to be reckoned with – <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KateBeckinsale?src=hash">#KateBeckinsale</a> is Lady Susan Vernon in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LoveandFriendship?src=hash">#LoveandFriendship</a>, out July 21.<a href="https://t.co/0xQMOw55D3">https://t.co/0xQMOw55D3</a></p>— transmission (@transmission) <a href="https://twitter.com/transmission/status/752293447717969920">July 11, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The film, like the novel, is a little more risqué than one might expect from a period comedy. The satire also packs a little more of a punch than other Austen adaptations.</p> <p><em>Love & Friendship</em> showcases all the finesse of Austen’s world. The English Author describes late-eighteenth-century high society with generous lashings of humour and irony.</p> <p>The dialogue is seamless and English actress Kate Beckinsale brilliantly brings the lead role something “predatory yet enigmatic”.<br /> This European co-production Involving Ireland, France and the Netherlands was directed by American Director Whit Stillman.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">WIN</span> A <span class="caps">DOUBLE</span> <span class="caps">PASS</span> to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LoveandFriendship?src=hash">#LoveandFriendship</a> at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PalaceBarracks?src=hash">#PalaceBarracks</a> Wed 20 July at 6.30pm click here <a href="https://t.co/RZTyydWCwp">https://t.co/RZTyydWCwp</a> <a href="https://t.co/TrG6a9ZK6k">pic.twitter.com/TrG6a9ZK6k</a></p>— Office Professionals (@OPBreakfast) <a href="https://twitter.com/OPBreakfast/status/753848663873511424">July 15, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>“Love & Friendship” is a moment of pure delight and a tribute to Jane Austen, a true master of realism and social criticism. </p> <p>Enjoy the film!</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">See <a href="https://twitter.com/KateBeckinsale"><code>KateBeckinsale</a> in <a href="https://twitter.com/WhitStillman"></code>WhitStillman</a>'s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LoveandFriendship?src=hash">#LoveandFriendship</a> – Digital 8/16 & Blu-ray/DVD 9/6! <a href="https://t.co/DbScwYpipl">https://t.co/DbScwYpipl</a> <a href="https://t.co/nNXbOqW0b1">pic.twitter.com/nNXbOqW0b1</a></p>— Love & Friendship (@LandFMovie) <a href="https://twitter.com/LandFMovie/status/752971108660318208">July 12, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>