Brideshead Revisited

Poster for Brideshead Revisited

Autumn 2008 Main series

Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 4:00pm
Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 7:00pm
Monday, October 13, 2008 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Julian Jarrold

Screenplay by Jeremy Brock and Andrew Davies

Starring Hayley Atwell, Ben Whishaw, Emma Thompson, Matthew Goode, and Michael Gambon

Rated 14A · 2h 14m
United Kingdom

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Though director Julian Jarrold’s adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh novel Brideshead Revisited spans decades and continents, it’s a taut film that never drags and can excite contemporary audiences. Matthew Goode stars as lower-class Londoner Charles Ryder, an aspiring artist who is beginning his studies in history at Oxford in the 1920s. A chance encounter with dandyish aristocrat Sebastian Flyte changes the course of his life. The two embark on a close, intense friendship that is further complicated by the introduction of Sebastian’s beautiful sister Julia and his overbearing, extremely religious mother, Lady Marchmain. Brideshead Revisited follows Charles from the carefree ’20s through the beginning of World War II, focusing on his complicated relationship with the upper-class family and their estate, Brideshead. Brideshead Revisited deftly works with the conflicts of class, religion, and desire and, with its artful costumes and gorgeous settings, is essential viewing for fans of the genre.