Love & Friendship (2016) U
Love & Friendship is a period comedy film written and directed by Whit Stillman. Based on Jane Austen's Lady Susan (c1794), the film stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, and Stephen Fry. The film follows the exploits of the wry and calculating Lady Susan as she pursues the wealthy and hapless Sir James for marriage originally intended for her daughter, though she eventually marries him as her own husband for purposes of wealth and profit. Although adapted from Lady Susan, the film was produced under the borrowed title of Austen's juvenile story Love and Friendship.
The film is being shown by Alton's 'Experience Film' group as one of their film showings throughout the year.