My Cousin Rachel, a dark and suspenseful romance based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier (author of the source novels for Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca and The Birds) tells the story of a young Englishman (Sam Claflin, Their Finest, The Hunger Games) who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin (Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener, The Lobster), believing that she murdered his guardian.
“A perfect antidote to the surfeit of noisy summer releases, this period mystery is stunningly well done.” – David Noh, Film Journal International
But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. The second film version of du Maurier’s gripping Gothic thriller (following the Oscar-nominated 1952 version starring Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton), My Cousin Rachel was written and directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill). (Dir. by Roger Michell, 2016, UK/USA, 106mins, Rated PG-13)