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Told partially in flashback we learn of a married Japanese man, Kengo, who is sent to manage forests in Indochina, during WW2. Here he meets a young typist, Yukiko, who falls hopelessly in love with him. Despite his promises when he returns to Tokyo it is to his wife that does so and he continues having heartless affairs, while Yukiko is forced to become the mistress of a GI and then a rich businessman, anything to survive. 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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Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica and herself too, naturally.

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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...

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Spielberg's aclaimed adaptation of Alice Walker's novel of a poor black girl, raped and rejected by her father, separated from her beloved sister and given into a life of domestic servitude and virtual imprisonment to her farmer husband. A bleak tale of hope and eventual liberation warmly told. find out more...

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A man returns home to discover a long-buried family secret.

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Based on Margaret Atwood’s award-winning, best-selling novel, The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized “return to traditional values.” As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, belonging t find out more...


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Three women, separated across the 20th century, held together by the trials of time, love and loss. The first, Virginia Woolf, is in the throes of her first defining novel, Mrs Dalloway, while the second is a 1950s housewife now reading Woolf's book, and drawn towards a momentous re-evaluation of her life. The most contemporary of the trio is Clarissa, a woman who to all intents and purposes is Mrs Dalloway, and it is the gradual intertwining of their stories that comprises much of the film's ch find out more...