Well I just realized that I haven't done a period film post in awhile and I don't know why because everyone seems to enjoy it so much. Shame on me! I wanted to share with you today a more recent period film that I liked, Atonement. Now I enjoyed this movie and thought it was beautifully done, but its not a film I can watch all the time because its super sad, especially the ending. I'm such a huge fan of Keira Knightly and James McAvoy that I super thrilled to see them in this movie together. And, the outfits Knightly wears in the film are downright gorgeous. This was also one of Saoirse Ronan's first movies as well and I thought she played the character of Briony Tallis so well. She was even nominted for a whole slew of awards for the part.
Atonement is a 2007 British romantic war drama starring Keira Knightly, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan, Juno Temple, Romola Garai, and Vanessa Redgrave. It is a film adaptation of a 2001 novel with the same name by Ian McEwan. The storyline takes place in the 1930's and Briony Tallis (Ronan), a 13 year-old girl from a wealthy English family, has just finished writing a play. When Briony tries to stage the play with her cousins they get bored and decide to go swimming where Briony stays behind and witnesses a moment of sexual tension between her older sister Cecilia (Knightley) and Robbie Turner, the servant's son (McAvoy). Come to find out Briony has had a childhood crush on Robbie even though he is much older than her. Robbie goes home and writes several letters to Cecilia, including one that is risque, but he doesn't intend to send that one. On his way to join a Tallis family celebration, Robbie asks Briony to deliver his letter, but later you find out that he accidentally gave her the risque one. Being the nosey little 13 year-old that she is, Briony secretly reads the letter and becomes more suspicious of Robbie's intentions with her sister and somewhat jealous. During the celebration Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for one another and Briony sees what happens next and then from there everything spirals out of control. I won't spoil the rest for you because you need to watch it, but Briony does something unthinkable that has dire and longlasting consequences that effect everyone in the story for the rest of their lives. I do have to warn you though the ending is super sad. I'm not going to lie, I cried. So when watching it make sure your well equipped with some tissues!
So here are some beautiful pictures from the film I wanted to share with you all.
Isn't that green dress Keira Knightley wears in the beginning of the film absolutely stunning? Ahhh, I just love it and its the perfect shade of green. It seems every film Knightley is in she has the best attire. And, of course she always looks beautiful and super thin (not saying I envy the thin part, but thats what she is). So I really hope you watch this film if you already haven't and enjoy it as much as I did, although I guess its not for everyone. Have you seen the film already? I'm dying to know if you liked it or not. xoxo, Kayleigh.
Period Film is a regular feature that I do every so often where I share with you all my favorite period films and usually mention the beautiful attire/costumes worn in the film(s).