LOVE & FRIENDSHIP goes on release in Irish Cinemas This Friday
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
IMC Dun Laoghaire
Irish Film Institute
Light House Cinema
Queens Film Theatre (Belfast)