“EMILY” BY FRANCES O’CONNOR
FEATURING EMMA MACKEY
PRESENTED AS A WORLD PREMIERE
AT THE47TH TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
EMILY is the debut film by Australian actress and filmmaker Frances O’Connor and will have its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film tells the life of Emily Brontë, author of the classic novel Wuthering Heights. Emily is portrayed by Emma Mackey (Sex Education, Barbie).
Emily (Emma Mackey) wears a mask. Her entourage commands her to be discreet, obedient and devoted. She must not give her opinion, or share her feelings and dreams.
Only, Emily is full of life. She is bubbling, wants to make her voice heard and is overflowing with imagination. She has no intention of remaining silent and following orders.
EMILY offers a dive into the heart of the life of the most famous and enigmatic of the Brontë sisters, who died at the age of 30 shortly after the publication of her only novel, Wuthering Heights. Frances O’Connor, known for her roles in Madame Bovary or the miniseries The Missing, for which she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in 2014, directs here her first film and was keen to present the life of Emily Brontë in a different light. Alongside Emma Mackey, who plays the famous author, we find Fionn Whitehead (Dunkerque), Alexandra Dowling (Game of Thrones), Amelia Gething (The Amelia Gething Complex) and Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Bly Manor), who make up the talented cast.