An epic drama that never takes its eye off the human elements.
Transposing 19th century Wessex to the goldrush years of America`s Sierra Nevada Winterbottom and his screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce have loosely adapted Thomas Hardy`s The Mayor of Casterbridge. Their tragic hero is Dillon, Peter Mullin a man...
With The Claim, Michael Winterbottom has transported Thomas Hardy’s 'The Mayor of Casterbridge" from Wessex to the pioneer trail of 1869 California.
The revamping of classic literature is becoming an increasing trend. Rarely though, does a director alter the story whilst retaining its original era. With The Claim, Michael Winterbottom has transported Thomas Hardy’s 'The Mayor of Casterbridge"...