Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters (2016) poster

Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters (2016)

7.4
English
2h 01 min

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Storyline 

In 1845 at Haworth on the Yorkshire moors, sisters Anne, Charlotte, and Emily Bronte and their father, a retired parson with failing eyesight, are continually troubled by their drunken, irresponsible brother Branwell, who wastes every opportunity given him to become an artist. Charlotte fears for her own sight while Emily seeks refuge in writing about the imaginary land of Gondor but all three are fearful for their future should their menfolk die. Charlotte is impressed by Emily's work and encourages her to write a novel, inspired by a story told her by a former employer, which will become 'Wuthering Heights' All three sisters write novels loosely based on their own experiences using androgynous masculine pen-names which are ultimately accepted for publication. Their success allows them to identify their true gender and to save the roof over their heads but Branwell's self-indulgence leads to his early death and both Emily and Anne succumb to sickness, dying young. An end-title informs of Charlotte's continued success but she too will not survive middle age with their elderly father ironically left as the last of the Bronte family.