The drama, romance, and high emotion of Gustave Flaubert’s high literary classic Madame Bovary is vividly brought to the screen by director Sophie Barthes and actress Mia Wasikowska.
Wasikowska stars as the eponymous Emma, a farmer’s daughter, who marries Charles Bovary (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), a young doctor, but soon tires of him and her mundane life, and find herself longing for romance and fulfillment. This desire starts her down a path that leads to a string of adulterous affairs, that ultimately lead to tragedy.
Barthes adaption looks absolutely pristine, capturing the very essence of Flaubert’s great work. In addition to Wasikowska, who has continuously proven herself as an in demand, and aspiring young talent, Barthes has assembled a cast of eclectic and talented male leads including Paul Giamatti and Rhys Ifans.
Madame Bovary is set to to be released in cinemas on July 9.