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The Woodlanders

Original title
The Woodlanders
Year
Running time
98 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
David Rudkin (Novel: Thomas Hardy)
Music
George Fenton
Cinematography
Ashley Rowe
Cast
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Producer
The Arts Council / Film4 Productions / Pathé Productions Ltd / River Films
Genre
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. 19th Century
Movie Groups
Thomas Hardy Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
The story is set in late 19th century rural corner of South England. The daughter of timber merchant Melbury, Grace, returns to the town after finishing school. Her father now believes she can find a better husband than her childhood sweetheart, woodsman Giles. She marries handsome young doctor FitzPiers, but soon finds out he's not the man of her dreams and she still loves Giles.
Awards
1997: Shanghai International Film Festival: Best Film and Best Director
Critics' reviews
  • "Hugely enjoyable"
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