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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



Departure

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Beatrice (Juliet Stevenson) and her 15 year old son Elliot (Alex Lawther) have arrived at their family’s getaway vacation home in the South of France for one last time.  As the house is now to be sold as Beatrice and her husband are finally getting a divorce, they are there to pack up all its contents. … Continue reading



AFTER 82 : The Untold Story of the AIDS Crisis in the UK

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This remarkable and well-measured documentary re-counts the tragedy of the AIDS pandemic as it spread throughout the UK.  It’s the story of how the British handled the crisis of what was initially perceived as ‘the American disease in a very characteristically British manner.   It is certainly not intended to be a comparison with how the … Continue reading




Another Country

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This wonderful insight to the heavily entrenched traditions of the archaic British class system that prevailed for centuries tells the story of a privileged elite set of young men as they deal with the elaborate rituals at one of the countries most prestigious Public Schools (what the Brits call Private Schools).   The story set in … Continue reading



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