Actress Frances O’Connor makes her directorial debut with her own screenplay about the imagined life of one of the world’s most famous authors, Emily Brontë.
The film stars Emma Mackey (Sex Education, Death on the Nile) as Emily, a rebel and misfit, as she finds her voice and writes the literary classic ‘Wuthering Heights’. The film explores the relationships that inspired her – her raw, passionate sisterhood with Charlotte and Anne, her first aching, forbidden love for a charismatic clergyman and her care for her maverick brother Branwell, whom she idolises.
“With her angular face and penetrating gaze, Mackey commands the screen, confidently shepherding us through Emily’s mercurial moods. Her eyes — darting nervously at one moment, squinting suspiciously at another — tells us what dialogue can’t.” ~Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter
“Mackey’s thoughtful, understated performance matches a film that teases out the flesh-and-blood emotions from the stuff of gothic romance.” ~Allan Hunter, Screen Daily