CINEMA: GRIM RAPTURE

A FLINTY ADAPTATION OF HARDY'S LAST NOVEL

Jude Fawley, the Dorset country lad in Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, doesn't want much--just to go to a university and live happily with his one true love, his cousin Sue Bridehead. But in the England of the 1880s, the peasant class was a prison from which few escaped, and love beyond the laws of propriety makes the lovers outcasts. Yet Jude stays stubbornly true to his desperate dreams. He will read his Latin authors and endure his pariah status with Sue "as long as it takes for the world to change."

Jude, a careful, finally powerful film adapted by Hossein...

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