Magazine article Screen International

Wuthering Heights to Open Leeds International Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Wuthering Heights to Open Leeds International Film Festival

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Andrea Arnold's film was filmed on location in Yorkshire and stars Leeds local James Howson as Heathcliffe.

Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights adaptation has been announced as the opening film for the 25th Leeds International Film Festival, being screened to 1000 audience members in Leeds Town Hall.

The film, which recently was awarded Best Cinematography at the 68th venice Film Festival, was filmed on-location in Yorkshire, and stars Leeds local James Howson in his major film-role as Heathcliffe, in director Arnold's latest film since 2009's Fish Tank.

Chris Fell, director of Leeds International Film Festival, said: "I'm delighted that the 25th Leeds International Film Festival will open with one of the most talked-about British films of the year, and one with strong associations with the Yorkshire region. Andrea Arnold's raw interpretation of Wuthering Heights is a powerful experience and like none that has come before. …

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