Next Feature – Love & Friendship – 8pm, Monday 3rd April

Love & Friendship is a 2016 period comedy film written and directed by Whit Stillman. Based on Jane Austen‘s epistolary novel Lady Susan, written in 1794.

Starring Kate BeckinsaleChloë SevignyXavier Samuel and Stephen Fry, this film follows the exploits of the wry and calculating Lady Susan as she pursues the wealthy and hapless Sir James for marriage originally intended for her daughter, though she eventually marries him as her own husband for purposes of wealth and profit.

Although adapted from Lady Susan, the film was produced under the borrowed title of Austen’s juvenile story Love and Friendship.

JANE AUSTEN

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