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  • Terence Davies – The House of Mirth (2000)

    Terence Davies1991-2000DramaRomanceUnited Kingdom

    Synopsis:
    Terence Davies’ The House of Mirth is a tragic love story set against a background of wealth and social hypocrisy in turn of the century New York. Lily Bart is a ravishing socialite at the height of her success who quickly discovers the precariousness of her position when her beauty and charm start attracting unwelcome interest and jealousy. Torn between her heart and her head, Lily always seems to do the right thing at the wrong time. She seeks a wealthy husband and in trying to conform to social expectations, she misses her chance for real love with Lawrence Selden.Read More »

  • Anthony Garner – Play for Today: Moving on the Edge (1984)

    1981-1990Anthony GarnerDramaThe Wednesday Play & Play for TodayTVUnited Kingdom

    Written by Rose Tremain

    Camilla is a mid-thirties woman whose world is collapsing around her, with an unexciting marriage, a daughter with whom she cannot communicate, and a neurotic mother facing a shoplifting charge.

    Just when she feels she cannot cope any longer, a little bit of her past catches up with her again.

    Liam is her former lover, and an English lecturer at college. He sends her a letter and so begins a series of events which help her to begin to rebuild her life and create some hope for her future.Read More »

  • Stanley Donen – Two for the Road (1967)

    1961-1970ComedyRomanceStanley DonenUSA

    Stanley Donen (April 13, 1924 – February 21, 2019)
    RIP.

    Quote:
    Mark and Joanna Wallace (Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn) have the kind of marriage where barbs and insults mean more to them than all the endearments ever spoken. During a present day trip to the south of France, they remember other European jaunts they’ve made. On their journey, they experience anew the first glow of passion, the aching loneliness of being apart, the elation of cresting a hill at sunrise, the joy of making up after a fight, and ultimately, they establish what it means to be a couple.Read More »

  • Alfonso Cuarón – A Little Princess (1995)

    1991-2000Alfonso CuarónDramaFantasyUSA

    Plot:
    When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara’s creativity and sense of self- worth. Sara’s belief that “every girl’s a princess” is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government.Read More »

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