Following on from our twentieth-anniversary screening of The Last Days of Disco, Whit Stillman joins us at Curzon Soho for a Q&A with his 2016 costume drama, which reunited him with Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny, the stars of his earlier film.
“What audacity, what elegance! Here is a hilariously self-aware period comedy polished to a brilliant sheen. Whit Stillman was probably born to direct a Jane Austen movie.” Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian
Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny excel in Whit Stillman's witty adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan. The two women scheme their way through Stillman’s social comedy as they attempt to find a new husband for the widow (Beckinsale) as well as one for her daughter. Austen herself would have been proud of this adaptation with all its social mores and behind the scenes snobbery and conventions.
The supporting cast includes Jemma Redgrave, Stephen Fry and extraordinary comic turns from relative newcomers to the big screen, Jenn Murray (Lady Manwaring) and Tom Bennett (Sir James Martin).