Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits the estate of her in-laws, to hide away from polite society until the colourful rumours about her dalliances die down. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.
‘Love and Friendship’ is a keenly observed comedy of manners, which successfully re-imagines the period romance for contemporary audiences. Sharp, funny and briskly paced, this adaption adds a thrilling splash of bemused, acidic humour to the usual staid Austen adaptions.
Love and Friendship will be screened on Friday 7th October at the Jubilee Hall, Slade Road, Portishead. The film starts at 8.00pm (with refreshments available from 7.30) and tickets cost £5.00 (£4.50 for concessions). All are most welcome.