5:00 PM, 10th April, 2021
** In accordance with ANU COVID-19 safety protocols, all attendees must pre-register before attending screenings. No walk-ins can be permitted under any circumstances, so please register to avoid disappointment. Registration forms will only open two weeks prior to the film's screening date, and will close at 12 PM on the day of the screening. **
Handsome, clever and rich, young Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) is a restless socialite without rival in her sleepy 19th century English town. To occupy herself, she resorts to meddling in the lives of her friends and family – specifically their love lives. As she adventures through misguided matches and romantic missteps, Emma must learn to listen to her own heart.
It may be a sprightly 205-years-old, but Jane Austen’s Emma doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Austen’s literary classic has already spawned film and TV adaptations, modernisations, plays, musicals, spin-off novels and even comic books – and here comes the latest.
In this reimagining of the beloved comedy, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, Split, and most recently of The Queen's Gambit fame) takes on the title role, with acclaimed photographer Autumn de Wilde making her directorial debut (so you know the film is going to be gorgeous, if nothing else).