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Florence Foster Jenkins 

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Florence Foster Jenkins
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Directed by Stephen Frears
Produced by Michael Kuhn
Tracey Seaward
Written by Nicholas Martin
Starring Meryl Streep
Hugh Grant
Simon Helberg
Rebecca Ferguson
Nina Arianda
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography Danny Cohen
Edited by Valerio Bonelli
BBC Films
Qwerty Films
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • 23 April 2016(Belfast Film Festival)
  • 6 May 2016 (United Kingdom)
  • 12 August 2016(United States)
Running time
110 minutes
  • United Kingdom
  • France
Language English
The Sense of an Ending

Tony Webster, whose reclusive, quiet existence is ended by long-buried secrets from his past that force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.

The Sense of an Ending
Directed by Ritesh Batra
Produced by David M. Thompson
Ed Rubin
Written by Nick Payne
Based on The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
Starring Jim Broadbent
Charlotte Rampling
Harriet Walter
Emily Mortimer
Michelle Dockery
Edited by John F. Lyons
BBC Films
FilmNation Entertainment
Origin Pictures
Distributed by CBS Films (US)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Swallows and Amazons


An upcoming British adventure film directed by Philippa Lowthorpe and written by Andrea Gibb, based on the children’s novel Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. The film stars Andrew Scott, Rafe Spall, Kelly Macdonald, Gwendoline Christie, Jessica Hynes and Harry Enfield. Principal photography began on June 21, 2015 in the Lake District. The film, which will be released in 2016, is the second to be based on the novel, following Swallows and Amazons (1974).On holiday with their mother in the Lake District in 1929 four children are allowed to sail over to the nearby island in their boat Swallow and set up camp for a few days. They soon realise this has been the territory of two other girls who sail the Amazon, and the scene is set for serious rivalry.

Swallows and Amazons
Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe
Produced by Nick Barton
Nick O’Hagan
Joe Oppenheimer
Written by Andrea Gibb
Based on Swallows and Amazons
by Arthur Ransome
Starring Andrew Scott
Rafe Spall
Kelly Macdonald
Gwendoline Christie
Jessica Hynes
Harry Enfield
Cinematography Julian Court
BBC Films
Harbour Pictures
Distributed by StudioCanal (UK)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Their Finest Hour and a Half


Set during World War II in the early 1940s, filmmakers trying to make a patriotic film to boost morale of the British army during The Blitz.

Their Finest Hour and a Half
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Produced by Stephen Woolley
Amanda Posey
Written by Gaby Chiappe
Based on Their Finest Hour and a Half
by Lissa Evans
Starring Gemma Arterton
Sam Claflin
Bill Nighy
Jack Huston
Jake Lacy
Richard E Grant
Henry Goodman
Helen McCrory
Claudia Jessie
Stephanie Hyam
Cinematography Sebastian Blenkov
BBC Films
Number 9 Films
Wildgaze Films
Distributed by Lionsgate (UK)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Deep Water


An upcoming British biographical drama film, directed by James Marsh and written by Scott Z. Burns, is based on the true story of the disastrous attempt by the amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968 and his subsequent attempts to cover up his failure. The film stars Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Ken Stott, and Jonathan Bailey.

Directed by James Marsh
Produced by Graham Broadbent
Scott Z. Burns
Peter Czernin
Nicolas Mauvernay
Jacques Perrin
Written by Scott Z. Burns
Starring Colin Firth
Rachel Weisz
David Thewlis
Ken Stott
Jonathan Bailey
Blueprint Pictures
BBC Films
Distributed by StudioCanal (UK)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Viceroy’s House


In 1947, Lord Mountbatten assumes the post of last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people, living upstairs at the house which was the home of British rulers, whilst 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants lived downstairs.

Viceroy’s House
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
Produced by Gurinder Chadha
Paul Mayeda Berges
Deepak Nayar
Written by Paul Mayeda Berges
Moira Buffini
Gurinder Chadha
Starring Hugh Bonneville
Gillian Anderson
Manish Dayal
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Ben Smithard
Edited by Victoria Boydell
BBC Films
Distributed by Reliance Entertainment(India)
Pathé (UK, France)
Country United Kingdom
Language English


Stan & Ollie


The film will focus on the now-legendary 1953 tour embarked on by the ageing duo. Once the world’s favourite comedy double act, but now diminished by age and their golden era a distant memory, Laurel & Hardy set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. As they set out, crisscrossing the country, attendances are disappointingly low. But they’ve always been able to make each other laugh and as the charm and beauty of their performances shines through their audiences laugh too, and they re-connect with legions of adoring fans, old and new.The tour becomes a hit, but Laurel & Hardy can’t quite shake the spectre of Stan and Ollie’s past; and long buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages begins to unfold as the duo, aware that they may be approaching their swan song, try to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.

Director: Jon S. Baird
Writer: Jeff Pope
Stars: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan


Source : IMDb, Deadline, wikipedia


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