Director Thomas Vinterberg and actor Matthias Schoenaerts talk about remaking the Thomas Hardy classic Far from the Madding Crowd after a sneak preview at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
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Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), a fiercely independent and spirited young woman who inherits her uncle’s farm. A rarity in Victorian times—financially autonomous, beautiful, and headstrong—she attracts three very different but determined suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions, while trying to maintain her own independence, explores the nature of relationships and love—as well as the human ability to overcome hardship through resilience and perseverance. A Fox Searchlight release.
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