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SUMMERLAND : a British lesbian period drama

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  Summerland is the debut feature film from Olivier award winning playwright, screenwriter and director Jessica Swale.  She is reunited with actresses Gemma Arterton and  Gugu Mbatha-Raw who  both starred in her stage play Nell Gwynn, for this , another quintessential English drama with a real twist. Arterton and Mbatha-Raw play University Students  in the … Continue reading



Colette

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  The fascinating fact about Colette, based on the real life of the celebrated French author, is that is a story of female liberation.  During the Belle Epoque period in Paris at the turn of the 20th Century in society men were openly promiscuous and wives were expected to demurely turn a blind eye, but … Continue reading



Downton Abbey : the best feel-good movie of the year (so far)

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  Watching the glorious movie version of Downton Abbey on the big screen is just like being welcomed back home to old (rather grand) friends who we have missed .  Of course we are not the visitors that Lord and Lady Grantham (Hugh Bonneville & Elizabeth McGovern) are expecting as they have just received a … Continue reading




Portrait of a Lady on Fire : one of the best queer movies of the Year

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  Céline Sciammawho has already given us Water Lillies, Tomboy, Girlhood and Being 17. confirms her position as one of the leading queer filmmakers with this  her latest, and finest film to date.  Portrait of A Lady on Fire is an historical drama set in the 19th Century that tells of a forbidden affair between … Continue reading



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