Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Per its title, the 55-minute documentary The Brontë Sisters recounts the life stories of the famed trio of Nineteenth century English sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, highly regarded for authoring a series of seminal novels including Jane Eyre, Villette, Wuthering Heights, and that work's follow-up, the lesser-known Agnes Grey. The program traces their journeys from childhoods in Haworth, West Yorkshire, England in the 1820s, through prodigious writing collaborations with Bramwell at an early age, and their publication of several novels that turned Victorian Era England onto its head, beginning in 1847. It then covers the premature deaths of all three sisters, prior to 1855. This program - one serves as an unofficial companion piece to André Téchiné's marvelous 1979 feature film The Brontë Sisters (AKA Les Soeurs Brontë), starring Marie-France Pisier, Isabelle Huppert and Isabelle Adjani, and shot in both French and English-language versions.