The influence of Jane Austen is noticeable throughout Whit Stillman’s entire filmography. It should therefore come as little surprise to fans of the director…Read More
Whit Stillman is one of the most influential yet underrated voices in American independent cinema. A storyteller inspired by classic novelists like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jane Austen, Stillman has a unique cinematic voice that inspired directors like Wes Anderson throughout the 1990s. It’s funny, witty and completely unlike anything else that emerged from the independent movement of the era. It continues to be exciting today – at least, on the rare occasions when he manages to get his movies financed. To celebrate the release of his first film since 2011, ‘Love & Friendship’, adapted from the novella Lady Susan by the aforementioned Austen, we are proud to celebrating the small but wonderful work of Whit Stillman as part of our latest Directors Season.
The Best Films By Whit Stillman:
Whit Stillman’s return to film-making after over a decade of struggling to get his projects financed is a crushing disappointment. Set at the prestigious…Read More
The title of Whit Stillman’s 1998 comedy ‘The Last Days Of Disco’, his most critically lauded film to date, suggests that the film is about the…Read More
On paper, Whit Stillman’s sophomore film ‘Barcelona’ bears all the hallmarks of another comedy about privileged young Americans and their friendships, romances and careers…Read More
The high society New York have rarely, if ever, been affectionately depicted on the big screen. It is not without good reason either. Most…Read More