Filmmaker Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna is based on the classic novel Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy and stars Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto and Riz Ahmed (Four Lions). And for those who aren’t familiar with Hardy’s novel, here’s the synopsis of the film:
“Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan, India’s largest state. As the eldest daughter, she works in a nearby resort to help pay the bills. Jay is the wealthy son of a property developer. When he takes up managing a resort at his father’s request, he meets Trishna at a dance and their fates cross. Jay finds every opportunity to win Trishna’s affection and she accepts his efforts with shy curiosity. But when the two move to Mumbai and become a couple, Jay’s deep family bond threatens the young lovers’ bliss.”
IFC Films is releasing the film in theaters on July 13th.
Watch the trailer: