Effie Gray



Rafael 1 Sat, Oct 12, 2013 6:30 PM
Rafael 1 Sun, Oct 13, 2013 8:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Special Events
Director:Richard Laxton
Producer:Andreas Roald
Donald Rosenfeld
Screenwriter:Emma Thompson
Cinematographer:Andrew Dunn
Editor:Kate Williams
Cast:Dakota Fanning
Emma Thompson
Robbie Coltrane
Claudia Cardinale
Julie Walters
Tom Sturridge


World Premiere


Join us for a Spotlight program featuring a conversation with Dakota Fanning and a screening of Effie Gray.

Dakota Fanning will be presented with the MVFF Award, designed by acclaimed Mill Valley artist Alice Corning.
After the program, join us at Frantoio Ristorante and Olive Oil Co., one of Marin County's premier dining destinations.

Penned by Academy Award–winning screenwriter Emma Thompson and based on the true events that scandalized aristocratic circles of the Victorian era, this sumptuous cinematic portrait explores the curiously brief marriage and abrupt annulment of famed art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) and his ethereal childbride, Euphemia “Effie” Gray (a mesmerizing Dakota Fanning). Repressed sensuality, religious and political strife and the role of art at a crucial point of cultural transition all inform the social contest underway as well as the storm raging within the outwardly restrained Ruskin. Shot amid the gorgeous landscapes of the British Isles, with superior art direction throughout, the film features outstanding performances from Fanning as well as a veritable who’s who of British acting—including an incandescent Thompson as a pragmatic benefactress. Effie Gray offers an exquisite and tantalizing peek into the celebrated compositions and secreted boudoirs of the famously fastidious Victorian Age.

—Leah LoSchiavo