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EFFIE GRAY, Starring Emma Thompson & Dakota Fanning, Hits Theaters Today

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Adopt Films presents the U.S. theatrical premiere of EFFIE GRAY, with an original screenplay by Academy Award®-winner Emma Thompson and an all star cast including Emma Thompson, Dakota Fanning, Tom Sturridge, David Suchet, Sir Derek Jakobi, Julie Walters, Riccardo Scamarcio and the legendary Claudia Cardinale. The film opens nationwide today, April 3.

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In EFFIE GRAY, Emma Thompson peers boldly inside the forbidden realms of Victorian society through the true story of the marriage of EFFIE GRAY and renowned art critic John Ruskin, courageously exposing a secret world of unrequited PASSION hidden behind the veil of an opulent public life. Set in an era when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, EFFIE GRAY is the story of a beautiful young woman coming of age, and finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard.

Within the lush environs of a world brimming with art, painting and high society and feverishly bucolic scenes of the Scottish countryside, EFFIE GRAY explores the intricate relationship between sexual intolerance, repression and desire which continue to permeate society today. In this impeccably crafted period drama, Thompson delicately and incisively probes the marital politics of the Victorian Era, and beyond.


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