Spring-summer 2017

PERIOD DRAMAS

From remarkably different tales set against the backdrop of World War Two to fresh looks at the lives of astonishing figures from history, see the past brought back to life in these period dramas.

A Quiet Passion (Soda)

From acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies comes “The Quiet Passion”, a study of one of America’s most famous poets: Emily Dickinson. Starring Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle and Keith Carradine.

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Rules Don’t Apply (Fox)

It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Lilly Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ no.1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Starring Alec Baldwin, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Haley Bennett, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Lily Collins, Steve Coogan, Alden Ehrenreich, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt and Martin Sheen

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Their Finest (Lionsgate)

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits and inspire America to join the war. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley Based on Lissa Evans’ novel ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’ the film is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies!

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Lady Macbeth (Altitude)

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family.
When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

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The Zookeeper’s Wife (Universal)

In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of The Broken Circle Breakdown), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl of Captain America: Civil War). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

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