|Starring||Anne Hathaway, James Cromwell, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, Maggie Smith|
|Genre(s)||Biography, Drama, Romance|
|Honor(s)||Truly Moving Picture Award Winner, Youth F.I.L.M. Project|
Renowned author Jane Austen herself is at the center of a witty, enchanting romance not unlike those that would later captivate millions in her celebrated works of literature. The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old and emerging writer who already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable – marrying for love.
Sample F.I.L.M. Curriculum Questions:
Why does Jane refuse to marry without affection?
Why does Mrs. Austen place so much pressure on Jane to accept Mr. Wisley’s proposal? How does this marriage debate relate to her personal life choices?