Thomas Vinterberg's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic. Carey Mulligan stars as the independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schonaerts), a sheep farmer; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.