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“Wuthering Heights” grabbed by Oscilloscope at TIFF 2011 – AWARDS ALLEY


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: It has been a roller coaster ride of late for Andrea Arnold’s adaptation of Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights.” After world-premiering to raves at the Venice Film Festival, where it won a best cinematography award, Arnold’s film rode into Toronto for TIFF 2011 where it found a buyer in Oscilloscope Laboratories.

The company plans to distribute “Heights” in 2012, according to THR, which also reports that the company will follow up with DVD and digital-platform releases.

Arnold turned heads with the 2009 film “Fish Tank,” which starred TIFF standout Michael Fassbender. Her spin on “Heights” casts James Howson as Heathcliff, an orphan taken in by a wealthy British family who falls for his foster sister Cathy (Kaya Scodelario).

Critics in Venice raved about Arnold’s visuals and her ability to reinvent the classic tale without falling into the traps of period filmmaking. It’s interesting that Oscilloscope is waiting to put the film out until next year, taking out of award’s consideration for this season unless a last-minute, late-December qualifying run is established. We’ll keep you posted.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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