Two very, very different films are out this week, though I am looking forward to them equally: Troll Hunter and Jane Eyre.
Troll Hunter, directed by André Øvredal, is a Norwegian film that was originally titled Trolljegeren. Released in Norway in October 2010, it has currently grossed $3.9 million worldwide. On limited release in the US in June 2011, it will finally hit UK screens this Friday.
Jane Eyre, directed by Cary Fukunaga, is another film that has taken a while to reach our shores. I originally posted about it back in November 2010. It was on limited release in the US in March 2011 and will also finally hit our cinemas this Friday.
Jane Eyre has also received high praise. Rolling Stone magazine said: “Director Cary Fukunaga and screenwriter Moira Buffini have deftly brought out Brontë’s gothic terrors.” Its stars – Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Judi Dench – have also received a lot of praise, too.
- Look out for reviews of both of these films in the coming weeks.