South Riding: 2011 (2011)
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This three-part adaptation of Winifred Holtby's 1936 novel "South Riding" follows fiery teacher Sarah Burton (Anna Maxwell-Martin), who returns home to Yorkshire to apply for the headmistress position at a girls' school. She also butts heads with brooding landowner Robert Carne (David Morrissey), who dislikes her social agenda and pacifist views.
as Robert Carne
as Sarah Burton
as Mrs. Beddows
as Alderman Snaith
as Joe Astell
as Alfred Huggins
as Mr. Holly
as Mrs. Holly
as Bessy Warbuckle
as Midge Carne
as Muriel Carne
as Young Robert Carne
as Reg Aythorne
as Mrs. Huggins
as Mrs. Brimsley
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For fans of the canon, "South Riding" is "Masterpiece" comfort food, enjoyable enough in the moment, but melting away to nothing but sugar and fat by morning.
It might be just what we need: a mild astringent for those suffering from an excess of pomp.
South Riding" creates memorable characters, particularly Burton and Carne, and it's beautifully filmed.
Audience Reviews for South Riding: 2011
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