This week's roundup of independent and foreign movies
features an adaptation of a literary classic, the latest work by a cinematic
master, and a flick about an imperiled porn star.
There have been 16 silver-screen adaptations of Charlotte
Bronte's beloved novel detailing the weird gothic love affair between the
titular Jane and Mr. Rochester. Director Cary Fukunaga shocked the film world
last year when he announced he was going to helm this latest adaptation. After
all, he was just coming off the critical success of his debut feature,
"Sin Nombre," a gritty drama about Central American immigrants
struggling to make it through Mexico
But from most accounts, he made the transition from third-world desperation to
Victorian repression with aplomb. Mia Wasikowska — fresh off her success from another, less
faithful literary adaptation ("Alice
in Wonderland") — stars alongside Michael Fassbender.
Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami was named the mostRead More »from Indie Roundup: ‘Jane Eyre,’ ‘Certified Copy’ and ‘Elektra Luxx’