Madame Bovary (2014)
First screened in June 2015
Director: Sophie Barthes. Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Ezra Miller, Rhys Ifans, Logan Marshall-Green, Paul Giamatti, Laura Carmichael, Olivier Gourmet, Luke Tittensor, Richard Cordery. Screenplay: Felipe Marino and Sophie Barthes (based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert). Twitter Capsule:
Parekh brings cool, inspired eye to characters, place. Younger Emma a plus. Still, musters too little point of view.
Another Bovary, sturdy but not urgent. Wasikowska's youth and stern introversion shift its center in interesting ways. Elsewhere, passes quickly from shaky to sturdy and back.