Based on the Jane Austen novella ‘Lady Susan’, acclaimed writer-director Whit Stillman’s (The Last Days of DiscoMetropolitanLove & Friendship is an exquisitely witty and devious comedy of matchmaking and heartbreaking.

Beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. While ensconced there, she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely attractive, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely. But as always, Lady Susan has a plan...

Featuring a note-perfect ensemble cast including Chloë Sevigny and Stephen Fry, Love & Friendship is a fresh, subversive and frequently hilarious take on the traditional period drama. Featuring a revelatory turn from Kate Beckinsale as the duplicitous but thoroughly charming Lady Susan Vernon, Love & Friendship is the sharpest, wittiest Jane Austen adaptation to grace the screen.


To celebrate the release of Love & Friendship in cinemas on 27 May, we are giving you the opportunity to win the following prizes:

  • Luxury afternoon tea for two (redeemable at hand-picked venues around the UK)
  • A poster of Love & Friendship signed by Kate Beckinsale
  • A copy of the Love & Friendship CD soundtrack
  • DVD of Wuthering Heights [2011], The Deep Blue Sea [2011] and Thérèse Desqueyroux [2012]
  • A copy of Whit Stillman's novel adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Lady Susan'

For a chance to win, send your answer to the question below to with 'Love & Friendship' as the subject line, or tweet us @CurzonCinemas using #LoveAndFriendship

Whit Stillman, Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny were reunited on the set of Love & Friendship. But on which 1998 production had they all previously worked together?
a) The Cosmopolitans
b) The Last Days of Disco
c) Damsels in Distress

Love & Friendship opens on Friday 27 May at Curzon Cinemas.
Q&A with Whit Stillman and Kate Beckinsale at Curzon Chelsea on 28 May.