The Page Turner
(2006) Starring:Martine Chevallier, Andr? Marcon, Aričle Buteaux Director:Denis Dercourt Certificate:
As a young girl, Melanie attends an important audition to obtain subsidised piano lessons--necessary to pursue her dream of being a professional musician. However, the arrogant disregard of one of the judges--famous concert pianist Ariane Frouchecourt--shatters her confidence; she blows her chance ..read more »
It deserves a standing ovation, a must have for my collection
(2006) Starring:Monica Bleibtreu, Hannah Herzsprung, Sven Pippig Director:Chris Kraus Certificate:
Following on from the success of The Lives of Others and The Counterfeiters, the award winning Four Minutes sees wrongfully imprisoned piano prodigy Jenny, a molotov cocktail of suppressed emotions and uncontrollable rage, locked in a constant battle with those around her.
Together with Traude, a ..read more »
Fascinating , absorbing almost to the point of exhaustion, Liv Ullmann is a revelation
(1978) Starring:Halvar Bjork, Ingrid Bergman, Georg Lokkeberg Director:Ingmar Bergman, Ingmar Bergman Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Ingrid Bergman, the Swedish expatriate who became one of Hollywood's greatest stars, and Ingmar Bergman, one of the world's most acclaimed filmmakers and Sweden's most honored director, worked together for the first and only time in this intensely personal drama about the troubled relationship ..read more »
Being a fan of Morag Joss I rented this DVD having discovered that I'd missed the original TV broadcast. This is one of the best films I've watched in a long time, first rate cast, a brilliantly-crafted storyline with some clever compromises to that of the book given the top quality production it deserves. Do rent, buy and of course, read the book!
Could not get enough of it, watched it over and over again, superb choice of actors
Falling Starring:Malcolm Sinclair, Michael Kitchen, Malcolm Director:Tristram Powell Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Television drama based on the novel by Elizabeth Jane Howard. Author Daisy Langrish (Penelope Wilton) buys a tranquil country cottage as a bolt-hole from the pressures of her busy London life, but doesn't expect her new home to come complete with a would-be suitor. The day she moves in, local ..read more »
Wonderfully decadent! Superb Poliakoff's script masterly delivered by very excellent Peggy Ashcroft and Michael Kitchen. I loved it!
Caught On A Train
(1980) Starring:Wendy Raebeck, Michael Kitchen, Peggy Ashcroft Director:Stephen Poliakoff Certificate:
When Peter (Michael Kitchen) boards the train which will take him across Europe, he finds himself sharing a compartment with two women who have a profoundly unsettling effect upon him. One - Lorraine (Wendy Raebeck) - is a young American whom Peter finds himself very attracted to, while the other - ..read more »
Heart warming, thought provoking, for both book lovers and true friends....
84 Charing Cross Road
(1986) Starring:Anthony Hopkins, Eleanor David, Maurice Denham Director:David Jones Certificate:
Helene Hanff's book 84 Charing Cross Road had previously been a TV program and a stage play before it was converted into this 1986 film. The scene is New York, 1949: Anne Bancroft plays a struggling writer and passionate bibliophile, who answers an advertisement from a rare-volumes bookshop at 84 ..read more »
How often do we get to see a proper romantic story without the vulgarities of a love scene? And projection of emotion and unfolding of a character so strong that compels you to want to immediately re-read that particular scene in the book? This is an incredibly good adaptation. Needless to say Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins put in great performances, as does all of the supporting cast
The Remains of the Day
(1993) Starring:Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox Director:James Ivory Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Filmed with the usual meticulous attention to period and detail of films from Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, The Remains of the Day is based on a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. Anthony Hopkins plays Stevens, the perfect butler to a prosperous British household of the 1930s. He is so unswervingly ..read more »