Anne

Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth, a story widely appreciated as a moving love story despite what has been called its simple plot, and it exemplifies Austen’s signature wit and ironic narrative style. It features a heroine who is generally unappreciated and to some degree exploited by those around her; a handsome prince who appears on the scene but seems more interested in the “more obvious” charms of others; a moment of realization; and the final happy ending. A great Cinderella story.
Through her heroine’s words, Austen also makes a powerful point about the condition of women as “rational creatures” who are nevertheless at the mercy of males when it comes to recounting their own story through history and books, nearly all of which have been produced by men, and many of which castigate women’s “inconstancy” and “fickleness.”
…”Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. . . the pen has been in their hands,” Anne tells Captain Harville. “I will not allow books to prove anything.” (Persuasion Volume 2 Chapter 11).
Watching the movie, the last scene of it , remained on my retina as an archetypal image that gave me no peace. I wanted the mystery and the playful beauty of Anna on canvas. Then, in my digital manner in which I did most of my paintings, I did Anne’s too.
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Persuasion is an adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. The TV-film premiered on 1 April 2007 on the UK channel ITV at 9pm, as part of their Jane Austen Season. It was filmed at Bath, Lyme, and Dorset, UK, in September 2006.
The film is directed by Adrian Shergold. The lead roles are played by Sally Hawkins as Anne Elliot and Rupert Penry-Jones as Captain Frederick Wentworth.
Awards :
Adrian Shergold was nominated as Best Director for a BAFTA TV Award in 2007.
Sally Hawkins’ portrayal of Anne Elliot won her both the Monte-Carlo TV Festival Award as well as the Royal Television Society Award (UK) in 2007.
Anthony Head and Rupert Penry-Jones was nominated as Best Performance by an Actor for a Monte-Carlo TV Festival Award. Alice Krige and Julia Davis were also nominated in the category of Best Performance by an Actress.

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