27 March 2012

“Jane Eyre”

A new adaptation of the classic novel by Charlotte Brontë starring Mia Wasikowska as Jane and Michael Fassbender as Rochester, with a supporting cast including Dame Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins and Jamie Bell.

Raised by her aunt Sarah, after her parents die of typhus, young Jane Eyre is later sent to a stark boarding school where she suffers greatly at the hands of the cold, unusually strict administration.

Upon turning 18 and completing her education, Jane finds work as a governess for Adèle Varens, the ward of Edward Fairfax Rochester, master of Thornfield Hall. It doesn't take long for the young Adèle to warm to Jane, and upon returning home the charming Rochester, too, falls under the spell of his modest yet captivating governess.

On what was supposed to be the happiest day of Jane's life, however, a scandalous secret is revealed, and the emotionally shattered governess takes flight.

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