Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Writers: Richard Glatzer (screenplay by), Wash Westmoreland (screenplay by), Rebecca Lenkiewicz (screenplay by), Richard Glatzer (story by)
Stars: Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West
Running time: 1hr 51mins
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Director: Peter Farrelly
Writers: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Running time: 2hrs 10mins
The impulsive, charismatic Don Giovanni is a serial seducer, accompanied by his long-suffering servant Leporello. But when Don Giovanni commits murder, he unleashes a dark power beyond his control.
Don Giovanni continues to seduce and betray with his usual rapacity. Haunted by the ghost of the murdered man, he decides to invite him to dinner. The ghost urges him to repent – but Don Giovanni refuses.
Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.
Director: Jon S. Baird
Writers: Jeff Pope, 'A.J.' Marriot
Stars: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson
Running time: 1hr 38mins
Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them – and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale as a potential bride. Pasquale is so delighted with the young woman’s docile behaviour that he demands they marry at once.
The marriage takes place – witnessed by a fake notary – after which the young bride becomes utterly overbearing and unpleasant, tormenting her ‘husband’. When Pasquale discovers a note from his ‘wife’ arranging a rendezvous with a lover, he determines to confront her and end his misery. The conspirators are now set to reveal their trickery, but will Don Pasquale forgive them?
When biographer Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.
Director: Marielle Heller
Writers: Nicole Holofcener (screenplay by), Jeff Whitty (screenplay by)
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells
Running time: 1hr 46mins
Concerto: Youthful energy and technical precision are combined in Kenneth MacMillan’s virtuoso ballet, set to Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto.
Enigma Variations: The essence of British ballet, with music by Elgar, period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman and Ashton's signature choreographic style.
Raymonda Act III: The final act of Petipa's grand ballet classic, which contains some of the greatest choreography in Russian ballet, was adapted by Rudolf Nureyev.
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