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England, 1554. Queen Mary 1, a zealous catholic, dies leaving the country racked by financial and religious instability. Elizabeth takes to the throne with enemies and rebellion continuing in her own council. She retaliates in a counter-coup of immense ferocity, wiping out all opposition to her leadership. Her throne finally secure, Elizabeth
transforms herself into the legendary Virgin Queen, formidable, untouchable and unbeatable.
A ROOM WITH A VIEW.
Nominated for eight academy awards (1986), including Best Picture, A Room With A View is a brilliant and romantic social comedy about the English at home and abroad at the beginning of the 20th Century. Set in Florence and the English countryside, the film tells the story of a young English couple, Lucy Honeychurch (Helena-Bonham Carter) and George Emerson (Julian Sands), who encounter passion whilst on holiday in Italy.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.
Devoted sisters Elinor and Marianne are forced by tragic circumstances to set about the delicate task of finding suitable husbands. Marianne falls for the handsome, dashing but heartless John Willoughby, while Elinor is in love with Edward , who is himself entangled with the sly Lucy Steele. Amidst disappointment and distress, with they ever find happiness and true love?.
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE.
Martin Scorsese, one of the great directors of our time, directs Daniel Day Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ruder in a brilliant adaptation of Edith Wharton's Pulitzer prize-winning novel. A ravishing romance about three wealthy New Yorkers caught in a tragic love triangle, The Age Of Innocence chronicles the gradeur and hypocrisy of high society in the 1880's.
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY.
Anthony Hopkins (The Silence Of The Lambs) and Emma Thompson (Howard's End) star in this extroadinary and moving story of blind devotion and repressed love. Tompson plays the Darlington Estate's housekeeper who falls in love with Stevens Hopkins) the dedicated butler, though neither will admit it and only vent their feelings through fierce arguements. Featuring an all star cast including Christopher Reeve and Hugh Grant, The Remains Of The Day achieved an astounding 8 academy award nominations from Best Picture to Best Actor and Best Actress.