LOVE & FRIENDSHIP goes on release in Irish Cinemas This Friday

Posted May 26, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
Love & Friendship starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny
Love & Friendship starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny

Whit Stillman’s comedy of matchmaking and heart breaking LOVE & FRIENDSHIP which stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny and Stephen Fry opens in Irish cinemas this Friday 27th May.

Based on the Jane Austen novella ‘Lady Susan’ and set in the 1790s, the film shot on location in Ireland last year with the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Russborough House, Newbridge House and Howth Castle just some of the locations featured.

The film has been garnering much critical praise ahead of its release:

“Laugh-out-loud funny” Empire
“The wittiest Jane Austen adaptation to grace the screen” The Times
“Breathlessly funny…Kate Beckinsale doesn’t miss a beat” The Telegraph

The deliciously scheming and manipulative Lady Susan has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society.   Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her eligible but reluctant school-girl daughter Frederica (Morfydd Clark).  The waters are troubled by the arrival at Churchill of the handsome, eligible Reginald DeCourcy (Xavier Samuel) and silly but cheerful – and very rich – Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett).  Chloe Sevigny, who starred with Beckinsale in Whit Stillman’s The Last Days of Disco (1998) plays Lady Susan’s friend and confidante Alicia Johnson, with Stephen Fry as her husband, the “very respectable” Mr. Johnson.

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP will open in the following cinemas this Friday:

Cineworld Parnell Street

Diamond Navan

IMC Dun Laoghaire

Irish Film Institute

Light House Cinema

Movies@Dundrum

Movies@Swords

Omniplex Cork

Queens Film Theatre (Belfast)