So I was feeling a little glum last night and thought that I would indulge it further by going to see the new film by Andrea Arnold; Wuthering Heights. I hadn’t even seen the trailer but after watching Fishtank I was in awe of this director and beyond excited to see what she would do with this Bronte classic. Wuthering Heights was always a favourite for me during my angsty teenage years. It’s the ultimate doomed love story for a hopeless romantic. I used to lie in the bath in the dark listening to the audio version in the run up to my GCSE English exams.
Having recently got to grips with the video function on my Canon 5D mk II I have become more intrigued by the intricacies of film. This movie didn’t disappoint for quality of inspiration. I was so moved by the combination of power and subtlety and the tensions between the characters and nature. The use of texture and light made my heart ache and race. It’s not a film for everyone (my father wasn’t an ideal viewing companion!) but if this trailer touches you then you will understand.