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The Brontë Sisters

The Brontë Sisters

A Feature film by André Téchiné

Produced by Gaumont, Action film

Release in France : 09/05/1979

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Actors (15)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Gaumont, Action film

Film exports/foreign sales :

Jupiter Communications

Co-production :

France 3 Cinéma

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In a small presbytery in Yorkshire, living under the watchful eyes of their aunt and father, a strict Anglican pastor, the Bronte sisters write their first works and quickly become literary sensations.


A profile of the famous Brontë sisters, the film’s heavy, repressive mood evokes the harshness and injustice of the life that the Brontë sisters endured. The passion and color that is so vivid in their novels was absent from their daily existence, and the film’s appropriately gloomy cinematography – which uses dreary earth colors to emphasize the cold, remote feel – evokes this with great poignancy. The film features an all-star cast: Isabelle Adjani, Marie-France Pisier and Isabelle Huppert as Emily, Charlotte and Anne Brontë, with Pascal Gregory as their ill-fated brother Branwell.

Source : Wikipedia.

Photos (10)

Full credits (15)

Executive Producers :

Yves Gasser, Yves Peyrot

Associate Producer :

Klaus Hellwig

Screenwriters :

André Téchiné, Jean Gruault, Pascal Bonitzer

Sound Recordist :

Alain Curvelier

Editor :

Claudine Merlin

Music Composer :

Philippe Sarde

Production Designer :

Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko

Make-up Artists :

Florence Fouquier d'Herouel, Chantal Durpoix

Assistant directors :

Alain Centonze, Hervé Duhamel, Charlotte Trench

Line Producer :

Alain Sarde

Director of Photography :

Bruno Nuytten

Production managers :

Daniel Messere, Jeremy Thomas, Tim Van Rellim

Continuity supervisor :

Michèle Andreucci

Foley artist :

Jean-Pierre Lelong

Costume designer :

Claire Fraïssé

Technical details

Feature film

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Psychological drama

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Literature, Family

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Runtime :

1 h 55 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections (3)

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1980

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1980)

Selection (2)

Best Editing : Claudine Merlin

Best Cinematography : Bruno Nuytten

Cannes International Film Festival - 1979

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1979)


Official Competition