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Wuthering Heights

OT: Wuthering Heights

Andrea Arnold // United Kingdom, 2011
Fiction Feature // FF2021



In her adaption, Andrea Arnold breathes new life into the much-filmed literary classic – with wild, hand-held camerawork and newcomers cast more or less in the street. Yorkshire in the early 19th century. Farmer Earnshaw meets the homeless Heathcliff in Liverpool. He decides to take the boy in on his remote manor estate Wuthering Heights on the moors. Heathcliff soon falls passionately in love with the farmer’s daughter. After Earnshaw’s death, his son Hindley sends his unloved stepbrother packing. Cathy is wooed by a wealthy neighbour. Torn between love and common sense, she makes a fateful decision.


»It was a tough journey and I didn’t achieve exactly what I wanted. But I tried. I didn’t write the book, that was probably the problem. Emily Brontë wrote it.« (Andrea Arnold)


ANDREA ARNOLD (*1961 in Dartford, England) studied film direction in Los Angeles and won an Oscar for her short Wasp (2003). Her debut Red Road (2006), Fish Tank (2009) and American Honey (2016) all won the Jury Prize at Cannes. The latter was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG.



Wuthering Heights

Fiction Feature



United Kingdom


129 min

OV with German subtitles

Andrea Arnold

Andrea Arnold, Olivia Hetreed, basierend auf dem Roman von Emily Brontë

Kaya Scodelario, Nichola Burley, James Howson, Oliver Milburn, Solomon Glave

Robert Bernstein, Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae

Robbie Ryan

Nicolas Chaudeurge

Helen Scott

Steven Noble

Des Hamilton, Lucy Pardee, Gail Stevens

Prokino Filmverleih

Film4; UK Film Council; Ecosse Films


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