8th October 2015, Thursday
Gyaan Adab in association with British Council, Pune continued its presentation of series of films based on British cinema with its latest venture- Vanity Fair.
Based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, the movie proved to be a bit more challenging than the previous presented here. This was mainly due to its length. Exceeding 2 and a half hours, the film expertly portrays Thackeray’s witty assessment of the British class system with the help of some serious star power in this period comedy drama. But our patrons were all the more happy for having seen such a masterpiece. The film was previously nominated for ‘Golden Lion’ Award in 2004 Venice Film Festival.
About the film
London, 1802: Born to poor parents, Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon) has always aspired to be a member of England’s upper classes. Leaving her boarding school and best friend, behind, Becky associates herself with the Crawleys, eventually falling in love with their son, Rawdon. The marriage is happy at first, but deteriorates when Rawdon’s fortune dwindles. Becky is then supported by the lecherous Marquess of Steyne- whose motives are less than pure.