'Emily': Emma McGee is tortured 'Wuthering Heights' author in first trailer

The film will premiere in the United States on February 17.

For anyone who has taken high school English classes for the past fifty years, they may be familiar with British author Emily Brontë's seminal novel Wuthering Heights. A story of love, devotion -- good and bad -- and loss, this novel outlived its author, who died tragically at the age of 30. But what do we know about Bronte himself? Writer-director Frances O'Connor seeks to answer that question with her new film, "Emily," whose first trailer tells a story about becoming, rebelling against the myriad challenges women faced in the Bronte era. million difficulties.

Emily tells the imaginative story of how the famous author—one of the three Bronte writers—had the idea for Wuthering Heights, which became a literary classic (along with a Kate Bush poem (Kate Bush song) years after her death. Emily (Emma McKee), devastated by her mother's death and sent off to study to be a teacher, is surrounded by many new faces, some of whom spark her creativity while others stifle it . She craves freedom and a creative outlet, despite The challenges faced by women in the nineteenth century, the film traces her development both emotionally and as one of the greatest writers of her time.

Although the trailer alone makes a lot of changes to the real Emily Bronte's life - in reality, Emily Bronte's life is poor and unremarkable, like an Irish saint Like the daughter of a guild priest, all four of her siblings died of disease - but McKee clearly stands out in a performance that's a far cry from her performances in programs like sex education. Her sisters Charlotte and Anne also star Alexandra Dowling and Amelia Gethin, with Finn Whitehead playing the lesser-known Brontë siblings Branwell, Adrian Dunbar plays Emily's father and Oliver Jackson-Cohen plays William Wittman.

"Like Wuthering Heights, the film will have a supernatural and sensual atmosphere," said O'Connor, "but will incorporate a family's heartfelt true story. "Accept Your Humanity" The theme is important to me, and I wanted to express in this story what it is to be human in life as a woman; to aspire, to strive, to evolve, and to be a whole person."

Emily U.S. Premiere In theaters February 17. Check out the trailer below:

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