Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 24 Aug 2008
Based upon the classic novel by Thomas Hardy and set against the harsh, foreboding landscape of rural Victorian England, Far From The Madding Crowd details the trials and tribulations of the young, beautiful and fiercely independent Bathsheba Everdene. Extremely passionate and utterly insatiable in gaining adoration from the opposite sex, Bathsheba manages to captivate the hearts and minds of three very different men: an honest and hardworking sheep farmer, a wealthy but tortured landowner and a reckless and violent swordsman. But as emotions become entangled, free spirited and innocent folly soon leads to devastating tragedy. Reaching the pinnacle of British cinema’s sixties renaissance, Far From The Madding Crowd manages to bring together some of the greatest talent of the decade. Directed by John Schlesinger (Billy Liar, Darling, Midnight Cowboy, Marathon Man) with cinematography by future director Nicolas Roeg (Don’t Look Now, The Man Who Fell To Earth) and starring Julie Christie (Doctor Zhivago, Faranheit 451), Terence Stamp (The Limey, Poor Cow, Modesty Blaise), Alan Bates (Zorba The Greek, Women In Love, The Go-Between) and Peter Finch (Network) in a film that brilliantly reflects the era in which it was made and goes beyond your average costume drama.