Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
First screened in June 2015
Director: Thomas Vinterberg. Cast: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple, Jessica Barden, Tilly Vosburgh, Sam Phillips, Bradley Hall, Hilton McRae, Harry Peacock, Victor McGuire, Jody Halse. Screenplay: David Nicholls (based on the novel by Thomas Hardy).

Twitter Capsule: Great character insight from Mulligan, Schoenaerts, Sheen, and Patterson, but camerawork is uninspired.

VOR:   A perfectly solid instance of translating key layers of a novel to screen, if not all of them. That said, you don't feel your movie-year would have suffered if you'd skipped it.

Photo © 2015 Fox Searchlight Pictures/BBC Films/DNA Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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