More information on Whit Stillman’s Love and Friendship from IFTN:
The Irish producer is Katie Holly of Blinder Films and the Line Producer is Cathleen Dore.
Directed by Oscar nominee Whit Stillman (‘Metropolitan’), the film stars Kate Beckingsale and Chloe Sevigny in the lead roles (re-uniting them with Stillman after 1998’s ‘The Last Days of Disco’).
The film is based on Stillman’s adaptation of the Jane Austen’s Lady Susan – a novella that Austen never submitted for publication which describes the schemes of the main character, the widowed Lady Susan (played by Beckingsale), as she seeks a new husband for herself and one for her daughter.
Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan turns 25 today. The story set, “not so long ago”, premiered at Sundance, Saturday, January 20 at 4:00p.m. at the Egyptian Theater. Whit Stillman would go on to be nominated for an Academy Award for Metropolitan. It has since been preserved for the Sundance Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Metropolitan also has the rare and prestigious honor of being a relatively “young” film to have been chosen by Criterion and by TCM. Please take a listen to The Official Podcast, which has interviews with Stillman, Chris Eigeman and Taylor Nichols (Jordan Rountree of The Cosmopolitans has also been interviewed) and take a look at the videos below.