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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pascal Greggory ...
Branwell Brontë
Patrick Magee ...
Hélène Surgère ...
Madame Robinson
Roland Bertin ...
Mr. Nicholls
Alice Sapritch ...
La tante Elizabeth Brontë
Xavier Depraz ...
Monsieur Hager
Adrian Brine ...
Monsieur Robinson
Julian Curry ...
Mr. Smith
Renee Goddard ...
Tabby, la gouverante
Jean Sorel ...
Katherine Apanovitch
Pierre Baillot


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.

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Release Date:

9 May 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Las hermanas Brontë  »

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Original cut runs 180 minutes. See more »


Emily Brontë: I spit on love and all its vanity.
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Ouverture de Tancrède (Tancredi)
Music by Gioachino Rossini (as Rossini)
Performed by The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (as Academy of Saint-Martin in the Fields)
Conducted by Neville Marriner
disque Philips
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"Prominently aesthetic and atmospheric..."
9 May 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

French screenwriter and director André Téchiné's fourth feature film which he co-wrote with French screenwriter, actor and director Pascal Bonitzer and French screenwriter, producer and actor Jean Grault, premiered In competition at the 32nd Cannes Film festival in 1979 and is a French production which was produced by Klaus Hellwig, Yves Gasser, Yves Peyrot and executive produced by French actor and producer Alain Sarde. It tells the story about the Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne and their brother Patrick Branwell Brontë who grew up in a rural village called Haworth in West Yorkshire, England with their widowed father Patrick Brontë, an Irish Anglican parish priest and their aunt Elizabeth Branwell who helped raise them ever since her sister Maria passed away. The three sisters are planning to open a small school for young girls in a parsonage where they earlier in their lives had gone to Sunday school, and in February 1842 Charlotte and Emily leaves their home to enroll at a boarding school in Brussel, Belgium which is run by Belgian teacher Constantin Héger and his wife Claire Héger. While the two eldest sisters are away studying languages and teaching, Anne is a governess to the children of reverend Edmund Robinson and his wife Lydia and Branwell paints, but after receiving notice about illness in their family in October that same year, Charlotte and Emily returns to Haworth.

Acutely and precisely directed by post-New Wave filmmaker André Téchiné, this finely paced period piece draws a quiet and intimate portrayal of the relationship between the four Brontë siblings and their struggles during the Victorian Era in the mid-19th century. While notable for its naturalistic milieu depictions, stellar cinematography by French cinematographer and director Bruno Nuytten, production design by French-born production designer and actor Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko and costume design by costume designer Christian Gasc, this character-driven and dialog-driven drama depicts four condensed studies of character and examines themes like family relations, independence and social distinctions.

This somewhat romantic biographical story which traces significant parts in the lives of the Brontë siblings from 1842 to 1854, contains a fine score by French composer Philippe Sarde and is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure and the reverent and understated acting performances by French actress and singer Isabelle Adjani, French actress Isabelle Huppert, French actress, screenwriter and director Marie-France Pisier (1944-2011) and French actor Pascal Greggory. A prominently aesthetic and atmospheric film which gained nominations for Best Cinematography Bruno Nuytten and Best Editing Claudine Merlin at the 5th César Awards in 1980.

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