© Focus Features, 2011
We’re still not quite sure how we missed this one last spring (as it is right up both of our romantic as well as cinematographic alleys) but Cary Fukenaga’s 2011 version of the Brontë classic, Jane Eyre, is a stunning, naturally lit film with all the darkness and mystery that the original Gothic novel emanates – with the lovely Mia Wasikowska as Jane, Michael Fassbinder as the dark and mysterious Rochester and a wonderful as always Dame Judy Dench as Mrs. Fairfax. Fukenaga opted for a dark and foggy palate, using candle light for some gorgeous Barry Lyndonesque scenes that truly deliver. With lots of deep blues and browns and some dawn and dusk shooting in and around Thornfield Manor location that will take your breath away – this remake is destined to become a classic. With Cinematography by Adriano Goldman, Art Direction by Karl Probert and Set Decoration by Tina Jones – thanks for the great reco, Kim!