Love & Friendship

Love & Friendship – Main movie still


Beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon visits to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica.

In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.

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Featured Quote

Love & Friendship is a refreshing and invigorating delight.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Production Overview

With a script based on the unfinished manuscript “Lady Susan” by Jane Austen, writer and director Walt Stillman set out to make LOVE & FRIENDSHIP. Production took place in Dublin over the course of 27 days, between February and March 2015.


Festivals & Awards

Sundance Film Festival

International Film Festival Rotterdam

San Francisco Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

Seattle International Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarasota Film Festival

Beijing International Film Festival

Jeonju Film Festival

Brussels Film Festival

Munich Film Festival

Evening Standard British Film Awards – Best Actress

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards – Best Adapted Screenplay

International Online Cinema Awards – Best Adapted Screenplay

London Critics Circle Film Awards – British/Irish Actress of the Year, Supporting Actor of the Year

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards – Best Adapted Screenplay

St. Louis Film Critics Association – Best Adapted Screenplay