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Drama, Period and Historical, Romance
This adaptation of the classic Thomas Hardy novel sees Carey Mulligan excel as Bathsheba Everdene, the spirited, headstrong heroine who becomes the focus of three men’s affections. Idyllic Dorset scenery provides a beautiful backdrop to the dramatic plot turns that complicate Bathsheba’s romantic life as well as her efforts to run a successful farm. Commanding performances and swift pacing make this a lively, absorbing film that should please fans of the book as well as engage audiences new to costume drama.
A film guide that looks at Far From the Madding Crowd (2015), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Charlotte Bronte's much-filmed 1847 novel is reinvigorated for a new generation in this brooding period romance.
11+ years 118 mins
Julie Christie stars in this Thomas Hardy adaptation about an independent-minded woman choosing between three men in rural Victorian England.
11+ years 159 mins
Gloomy drama on the restrictions a poor stonemason and his love face attempting to better their lives, based on Thomas Hardy's novel Jude the Obscure.
14+ years 117 mins
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Hear Carey Mulligan talk about some memorable moments from her career so far.
Viewing time 10 mins
Reporter Caroline spoke to Far From the Madding Crowd director Thomas Vinterberg, as well the film's stars, Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts.
Viewing time 6 mins
Celebrate International Women's Day with our suite of resources, film guides, and video interviews.
A selection of films based on classic books and plays frequently studied in the classroom, including titles suitable for all age groups.
Suitable forAll ages
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