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Friday, 10 March
When Annie's husband dies of leukaemia, her best friend Chris comes up with a novel way to raise money for the hospital that cared for him. Why not produce a calendar featuring the two of them and fellow Women's Institute members in traditional WI poses - making jam, pressing flowers, knitting - but just to make it more interesting why not have them in the nude? News of the scheme spreads fast round their small village in the Yorkshire Dales and before long the women are hitting the headlines at home and abroad, an inspiration to millions of women around the world. But this sudden celebrity starts to take over their lives and, during a publicity trip to Hollywood, the friendship between Chris and Annie begins to crack.
Nominations: Best Actress-Musical or Comedy (2003 Golden Globes)
Year of Production: 2002
Running time: 108 mins
Director: Nigel Cole
Principal Cast: Helen Mirren, Julie Walters
Saturday, 11 March
In My Father’s Den
Paul (Matthew Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown on the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Emily Barclay) he opens up a world she has only dreamed of. She actively pursues a friendship with him, fascinated by his cynicism and experience of the world beyond her small-town existence.
But many, including the members of both their families, frown upon the friendship and when Celia goes missing, Paul becomes the increasingly loathed and persecuted prime suspect in her disappearance. As the violent and urgent truth gradually emerges, Paul is forced to confront the family tragedy and betrayal that he ran from as a youth, and to face the grievous consequences of silence and secrecy that has surrounded his entire adult life.
Awards: Most Promising Newcomer (2005 British Independent Film Awards); Audience Award and Golden Hitchcock at Dinard British Film Festival, Best Feature at Stony Brook Film Festival 2005, International Critics' Award at Toronto International Film Festival 2004.
Year of Production: 2004
Running Time: 126 mins
Director: Brad McGann (first film)
Principal Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Miranda Otto, Emily Barclay, Colin Moy
Sunday, 12 March
Pride and Prejudice
A sumptuous new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel following the adventures of the five Bennet sisters, including the strong-willed Lizzie, the serene and beautiful Jane, and Lydia, the youngest and most impetuous, and their attempts to find husbands.
When a wealthy bachelor and his circle of sophisticated friends take up summer residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are abuzz with the hope that potential suitors will be in full supply. But once Lizzie meets the darkly handsome and snobbish Mr Darcy, what could seem like a match made in heaven quickly becomes one of the most classic battles of the sexes ever portrayed in literature and on screen.
Awards: Won Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer at BAFTA Awards, British Director of the Year at London Critics Circle Film Awards. Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 12 nominations
Year of production: 2005
Running time: 124 mins
Director: Joe Wright
Principal Cast: Keira Knightley, Jena Malone, Judi Dench, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Hollander, Rosamund Pike
Monday, 13 March
In this World
This compelling film follows young Afgan refugees Jamal and his uncle Enayatullah as they travel overland to London, passing through many countries: bus to Iran, then entering Turkey on foot through a snowy, Kurdish-controlled pass, the pair again take their lives into their hands and face suffocation when they are locked in a freight container on a ship bound for Italy. From there they plan to travel to Paris, the Sangatte refugee centre and ultimately asylum in London.
Their fictitious journey is a distillation of the experiences of a multitude of real life asylum seekers and migrants - courageous and resourceful people seeking a better life but whose stories so often end in tragedy.
Awards: Golden Berlin Bear for Best Film, Peace Film Award, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (2003 Berlin International Film Festival); Best Foreign Language Film (2004 British Academy Awards)
Year of Production: 2002
Running time: 89 mins
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Principal Cast: Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah
Tuesday, 14 March
Liam's mum, Jean, is in prison but should be out in time for his 16th birthday. This time Liam is determined that things will be different. He dreams of a family life he's never had, which means creating a safe haven beyond the reach of wasters like Jean's boyfriend Stan and his own mean-spirited Grandfather.
But first he has to raise cash – not an easy task for a teenager. It’s not long before Liam and his friends’ crazy schemes lead them into all sorts of trouble. Finding himself dangerously out of his depth, Liam knows he should walk away.
Only this time, he just can’t let go.
Awards: Best Screenplay (2002 Cannes Film Festival); Best British Independent Film, Most Promising Newcomer (Compston) (2002 British Independent Film Awards); FIPRESCI Critics Award (2002 European Film Awards); Grand Jury Prize (2003 Santa Barbara Film Festival)
Year of Production: 2001
Running Time: 102 mins
Director: Ken Loach
Principal Cast: Martin Compston, Ann Marie Fulton, William Ruane
Wednesday, 15 March
In Festival, a comedy about the Edinburgh Festival, we meet a lot of characters. Faith gets off a bus and starts handing out leaflets for her one-woman show. Sean, a famous comedian, is incredibly rude to a radio journalist, live on air. Micheline, a posh Edinburgh housewife, rents out her enormous flat to an experimental theatre group from Canada. She can't help spying on them from the close. At their house in the country, her husband and baby are waiting for her.
Joan, the radio journalist, wants to sleep with the charming Irish comedian Tommy. Does he really like her or does he just want five stars this year? Will the alcoholic PA Petra go off the wagon after a row with her horrible boss Sean? Will the Comedy Award jury ever agree on a shortlist? Who is that beautiful girl comic Nicky flirting with now?
Festival is about that strange month of August when the whole world comes to Scotland to perform, to watch and to drink, and every show promises to be better than the last one. For one month a year, for some people, Edinburgh becomes the centre of the universe.
Awards: Won Best Screenplay at Dinard British Film Festival, Douglas Hickox Award at British Independent Film Festival.
Year of Production: 2004
Running Time: 107 mins
Director: Annie Griffin (first feature)
Principal Cast: Amelia Bulmore, Billy Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Megan Dodds, Duncan Duff, Jonah Lotan, Meredith Macneill, Stephen Mangan, Lyndsey Marshall, Stuart Milligan, Daniela Nardini, Chris O'Dowd, Deirdre O'Kane, Dorothy Paul, Lucy Punch, Clive Russell
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