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OPHELIA (2019)
Starring Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, George Mackay, Clive Owen, Tom Felton, Sebastian De Souza, Devon Terrell, Daisy Head, Dominic Mafham and Anna Rust. Directed by Claire McCarthy.

Ophelia comes of age as lady-in-waiting for Queen Gertrude, and her singular spirit captures Hamlet's affections. As lust and betrayal threaten the kingdom, Ophelia finds herself trapped between true love and controlling her own destiny.

REVIEWS Ophelia - Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' with a modern twist

Starring Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton and Laura Carmichael. Directed by Amma Asante.

In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, fell in love with Ruth Williams, a London office worker. Their marriage was opposed not only by their respective families but also by the British and South African governments. But Seretse and Ruth defied family, apartheid and Empire – their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed the poorest country in Africa into one of its most peaceful and prosperous.

REVIEWS A United Kingdom - A powerful and important true love story

RISEN (2016)
Starring Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth and Cliff Curtis. Directed by Kevin Reynolds.

The epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumours of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
BELLE (2014)
Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Tom Felton, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson and Miranda Richardson. Directed by Amma Asante.

Belle follows the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a young woman who was raised alongside her English cousin as an aristocrat in 18th century England. Dido is from noble blood, but is also the child of a negress slave. As both children blossom into womanhood, the issue of how to find a suitable marriage for the beautiful and accomplished young woman begins to surface. While Lord Mansfield presides over the famous Somersett’s Case, an influential case in the abolition of slavery in England, Dido meets the handsome John Davinier, and their mutual attraction begins to draw strong attention.

REVIEWS Belle - A beautiful portrait of an important woman
Belle - Historical romance and lessons from the past

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