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Directed by Robert Young • 1997 • United Kingdom
Starring Samantha Morton, Ciarán Hinds, Gemma Jones
Samantha Morton and Ciarán Hinds star in this superlative adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel. Morton plays the quietly strong-willed orphan Jane, who is enlisted as a governess at the forbidding Thornfield Hall, where she finds herself drawn into a slow-burning romance across class lines with the estate’s broodingly enigmatic master Rochester (Hinds). This JANE EYRE stands as one of the finest and most faithful of the many screen versions of Brontë’s timeless love story.