|Director: Whit Stillman||Country: US|
|Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Tom Bennett, Jemma Redgrave, James Fleet, Jenn Murray, Stephen Fry||Production Year: 2016|
Whit Stillman (Metropolitan) adapts an unpublished 18th century Jane Austen novella starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny. Remaining faithful to the tone and tenor of his source material, Love and Friendship is a refined and very witty comedy of manners. Stillman’s script is filled with sharp wit, much of it deployed superbly straight-faced by Beckinsale’s Lady Susan and a charming and relatable look at a multitude of romantic entanglements.
‘a refreshing and invigorating delight’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
‘Breathlessly funny… Whit Stillman is on the form of his life’ ★★★★★ Tim Robey, The Telegraph
‘Pitch perfect… may just be the best Jane Austen film ever’ ★★★★★ David Sexton, Evening Standard
*The finest performance in Kate Beckinsale’s career’*★★★★★ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
‘The funniest, most deliciously venomous Jane Austen movie ever made’ ★★★★★ Kim Newman, Empire