Upcoming Period Films 2014-2015

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (2015)

I’m super excited to watch this one.

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

 

PAN (2015)

Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.

 

IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (2015)

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. Based on the book In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick.

 

BELOVED SISTERS (2014)

n 18th century Weimar, devoted aristocratic sisters Caroline and Charlotte fall in love with Friedrich Schiller, a rebellious poet taking the literary world by storm. Soon their journey of shared passion and creativity inspires a ménage-a-trois that invigorates and complicates their entire world. Germany’s official Oscar submission, this sweeping yet intimate romantic drama illuminates two bold women and one of classical literature’s most celebrated figures with charm and contemporary energy.

 

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7 responses to “Upcoming Period Films 2014-2015

  1. I know I’ll be seeing at least a couple of these–can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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  2. I’m really interested in Far From the Madding Crowd! I always like period films featuring complex female leads. I don’t watch period films often, but when I do, I’m usually quite impressed! Some of my favorite ones so far have been: Becoming Jane, Coco Before Chanel, and The Young Victoria.

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    • I loved the period films you mentioned! I was especially impressed with Coco Before Chanel and The Young Victoria – I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I did. Becoming Jane was great and then the ending broke my heart.

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  3. Will add these to my ‘to watch’ list. Beloved Sisters sounds especially intriguing. I love to hear about unconventional relationships in these time periods. I haven’t read Far From the Madding Crowd, but the movie I hope will be the next best thing.

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  4. I have not seen In the Heart of the Sea, thanks for the recommendation. May I suggest some more period dramas? I’ve compiled The Period Films List, on Willow and Thatch. Happy watching!

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