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A beautiful, witty depiction of a fantastic female poet. Terence Davies gives Dickinson the treatment she deserves, exploring how her personal life and character burst onto the page in the form of beautiful, lyric poetry. Wonderfully portrayed by Cynthia Nixon with a stellar supporting cast, it's a pure joy to watch. find out more...


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Babette is a refugee from Paris who flees to a small ultrapuritan Danish community to work as a cook. Their only diet is one of ale-bread and fish soup, so when she offers to prepare a feast they are determined not to enjoy it. Oscar winning film whose style changes to fit the mood of the plot. find out more...

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A fine and sumptuous adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic story finds the plane Jane of the title finding happiness as the governess at Thornfield Hall, and love, in the arms of its brooding master, Mr Rochester. Full of passion, pain, loss, hope and redemption, Jane Eyre is a worthy example of what the Beeb does best. find out more...

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A fine and sumptuous adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic story finds the plane Jane of the title finding happiness as the governess at Thornfield Hall, and love, in the arms of its brooding master, Mr Rochester. Full of passion, pain, loss, hope and redemption, Jane Eyre is a worthy example of what the Beeb does best. find out more...

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Way ahead of its time, this is a Western with a difference! There's gun-totting women (including the brilliant Joan Crawford) fighting over the men that they love and leading the men into action. Then there's the anaemic looking Sterling Hayden as the male lead in this classic that tramples stereotypes with a memorable result! The 'Lie to me...' speech is guaranteed to give you chills. find out more...
ORLANDO (1992)

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A truly remarkable adaptation of Woolf's novel. Tilda Swanton is enthralling as the androgenous and ageless Orlando seeking love in a 400 year odyssey; from the finery of Elizabeth the First's court, through the Civil War, the early colonial period, the literary salons of 1750, by which time Orlando is a woman, the Victorian era of property, and finally to the present day. Potter's direction adds a marvellous period feel. Superb, this is a magical story . find out more...

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Set in Boston during the aftermath of the American Civil War we follow Olive Chancellor, a staunch feminist, who sees in the young Verena a gifted and impassioned figurehead for the women's cause. Unfortunately for Olive, the chauvinistic Basil Ransom sees in Verena the perfect wife, and so begins a battle of wills for Verena's sensibilities. "The Bostonians" is classic Merchant Ivory, a sumptuous and sensitive adaptation of one of their favourite authors, Henry James. find out more...