Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender). The isolated and imposing residence—and Mr. Rochester’s coldness—have sorely tested the young woman’s resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester—and the terrible secret that he is hiding…
Cary Joji Fukunaga (born July 10, 1977) is an American film director, writer and cinematographer. Fukunaga was born in Oakland, California, has lived in France, Japan and Mexico City, and now resides in New York City. His father is Japanese and his mother is Swedish. Fukunaga graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in History in 1999 and attended Institut d’études politiques (IEP) de Grenoble, and New York University in the Graduate Film Program. He has received several grants including a USA Rockefeller Foundation Fellowhship, the John H. Johnson Film Award, a Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship, and a Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Bursary. In addition to English, he is fluent in French and Spanish.
Fukunaga wrote and directed the short film Victoria para Chino (2004) while at NYU, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival and received a Student Academy Award in 2005. He made his feature film debut with Sin Nombre. It has also been announced that… read more
I'm not really big into period dramas, often find them to be slow and meandering and somewhat boring. Jane Eyre is one of these films.You can't help but notice or take the time to see how incredible the acting is from the two leads, Wasikowska and Fassbender or notice Fukanaga's incredible direction, the lighting being used or the stunning cinematography. I wanted to like this more.
An exceedingly good cast with beautiful-but-not-too-beautiful cinematography and a gripping telling of the story make this one of the best of the many cinematic attempts at this novel. Mia Wasikowska… read review
An exhalation of breath in the frigid Yorkshire air; the evanescent heat dissipating into the cold and immediately retracting into stillness – such is the quality of Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre. The warmth… read review
When I heard that they were adapting one of the most intriguing love stories of all time, Charlotte Brunte’s “Jane Eyre,” I saw the opportunity to explore a deeply introspective relationship on film… read review