Archive of films Jane Eyre / Jane Eyre

United Kingdom
2011, 115 min

Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition
Year: 2011

The second film from Cary Fukunaga (Sin nombre), one of the biggest talents of contemporary film, is an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s renowned novel of a young woman looking for love despite her difficult lot in life and the malice of those around her. Excellent acting performances from Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, and Dame Judi Dench.


Charlotte Brontë’s celebrated novel is one of the most frequently adapted literary works in film history. All the more surprising then was young director Cary Fukunaga’s decision to transport himself from the inhospitable Mexican slums of his debut Sin nombre to 19th-century England and to try, with the help of screenwriter Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe), to find a new angle on the absorbing story of a young woman who distinguishes herself from her surroundings through an arresting combination of humility and quiet self-confidence. After a trying childhood and adolescence, Jane receives an opportunity to work as a governess in the harmonious albeit mysterious home of Mr. Rochester. Her initially complicated relationship with the master of the house gradually changes into a strong bond where a mere step divides friendship from passionate love. Fukunaga unfolds the plot of his romantic drama through a series of retrospectives, with heroine Jane herself leading the viewer through her memories. The skillfully directed picture boasts excellent performances from Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, and Judi Dench.

About the director

Cary Joji Fukunaga

Cary Joji Fukunaga (b. 1977, Oakland, California) graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz. His profession as a screenwriter, director, and cameraman has taken him all over the world: Haiti, West Africa, and beyond the Arctic Circle. In 2005 the Sundance festival screened his directorial debut, the short film Victoria para Chino, for which he also wrote the script. The movie took over 20 international awards including a student Oscar and a Special Mention from the Los Angeles branch of the British Film and Television Academy. His feature debut Sin nombre took Best Director and Best Cinematography at the Sundance festival in January 2009. Six months later he successfully presented the work to audiences at KVIFF.


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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Screenplay: Moira Buffini podle stejnojmenného románu Charlotte Brontëové / based on the novel of the same name by Charlotte Brontë
Dir. of Photography: Adriano Goldman
Music: Dario Marianelli
Editor: Melanie Ann Oliver
Producer: Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits
Production: Focus Features International
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell
Contact: Bontonfilm, a.s., Focus Features International
Distributor: Bontonfilm, a.s.


Marek Jeníček

Distributor, Producer

Judi Dench

Aleš Danielis


Cary Joji Fukunaga

Film Director, Film Director, Film Director


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