Comedy, Romance, Drama Rated: PG 124 min

Jane Austen Summer Series

Beloved adaptations on the big screen!

Come see the softer sides of Anya Taylor-Joy and Mia Goth, and the sillier sides of Josh O’Connor and Bill Nighy, in this colorful remake by Director Autumn de Wilde. O’Connor (My Chimera, Challengers), who filmed this role just before he debuted in his BAFTA-nominated role as Prince Charles on The Crown, is terrific as the handsome and shifty Mr. Elton. Taking a page from the Emma-update Clueless, the Oscar-nominated costumes here are eye-popping, as are the sets. Why the period in the title? “Because it’s a period film,” de Wilde told a reporter after the film’s debut.

“Love may or may not make the world go round, but Austen’s trick, repeated here by de Wilde, is in making us believe, for a minute, that matters of the heart matter more than anything else on Earth.” — Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post
“It’s clear that de Wilde adores Emma, for all her challenges, just as much as her fictional admirers. And audiences should fall in love with her again, too.” — Garrett Mitchell, The AV Club
directed by
Autumn de Wilde
written by
Eleanor Catton, Jane Austen
Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Mia Goth, Josh O'Connor, Bill Nighy
United Kingdom
production company
Working Title Films/Focus Features