Bronte’s tale gets a good Eyre-ing ...

Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre.
Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre.

A BOLD, atmospheric, stunningly filmed new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic love story is coming to Whitby.

After fleeing the imposing Thornfield Hall, Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) runs across the eerie, foggy moor until she arrives at the door of young clergyman St John Rivers (Jamie Bell).

While recuperating, Jane reflects on the experiences that formed her, from a Dickensian childhood to her employment as governess for the cruel, cold Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender).

Anyone who’s familiar with Charlotte Bronte’s much-filmed classic will recognise that this is a brave departure from the text.

Director Cary Fukanaga (‘Sin Nombre’) frames the story as a series of flashbacks, underlining how Jane is haunted by her past.

He also gets the best out of a to-die-for cast.

There’s a stand-out central performance by ‘Alice in Wonderland’ star Mia Wasikowska. Michael Fassbender makes a memorable Rochester.

And the great Judi Dench is on excellent form as Thornfield’s all-knowing housekeeper, Mrs Fairfax.

Screenings take place Saturday 15 October and Sunday 16 October at 2.30pm, and on Monday 17 October at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £6 for adults and £5 for children.