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Ashes in the Snow11 Jan 2019Feature film. World War II drama based on the best-seller Between Shades of Gray by Lithuanian-American writer of historical fiction Ruta Sepetys. The coming-of-age tale of 16-year-old Lina Vilkas (Bel Powley) who is deported to Siberia amid Stalin's reign of terror in the Baltic region during World War II. An aspiring artist, she secretly documents her harrowing journey with her drawings. IMDB
The Aspern Papers11 Jan 2019Feature film. Based on Henry James' novella. Set in Venice in 1885, Morton Vint (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an ambiguous young writer fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern, strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress, Juliana Bordereau (Vanessa Redgrave). Now, decades later, Juliana lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece (Joely Richardson), whom she dominates and Morton will come to seduce. But do these letters really exist and what scandalous information about Juliana and Aspern will they bring to the surface? TRAILER | IMDB
Mary Queen of Scots18 Jan 2019Feature film. Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Brendan Coyle, Martin Compston. IMDB
Vita and Virginia24 Jan 2019Feature film. It's the fascinating true story about the love affair between socialite and popular author Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf. IMDB
The Aftermath01 Mar 2019Feature film. "The Aftermath" is set in postwar Germany in 1946. Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg in the bitter winter, to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: they will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal. IMDB
Mary Anning & the Dinosaur Hunters2019 ?Feature film. The film reveals the life, plight and loves of the eminent Mary Anning, an 1800's fossil hunter - navigating her career and research in a male dominated society at a time when women's research was largely unrecognised or plagiarised by men. Predominantly unknown despite her spectacular finds, including Icthyiousauri, a Pterodactyl and Plesiosaurus, and notwithstanding the fact that Darwins' 'Origin of Species' was largely influenced by her work. She is at last becoming the most celebrated paleontologist of all time. IMDB
The Red Man's View2021Feature film. The bold and definitive film about the tragic history of Native Americans at the end of an era, when the American nation struggles with a changing radical government that during its 'Civil' war, professes freedom for all, but incites destruction and the eradication of an entire people and its culture. About a Shoshone band who lived in a secluded valley that are discovered by a group of Union soldiers and squatters and forced to move from their home. They are moved from valley to valley as the Union takes more and more of their land in a plan to eradicate the country of 'Savages' exterminating all Native Americans. IMDB
To Sir With Loveunknown

TV film. BBC One has commissioned a 90-minute film based on Guyanese author E.R. Braithwaite’s 1959 novel, which was adapted for the screen in 1967 and starred Sidney Poitier, in a post-war London tale of social and racial strife in an inner-city school.

Untitled Downton Abbey ProjectunknownFeature film. The film has been confirmed and there is a script. Stately home Highclere Castle has been booked to record the Downton Abbey movie. But they have not yet been able to sign up all of the cast and Dame Maggie Smith has said that she does not want to return. IMDB
EmperorunknownFeature film. Action epic about a young girl who seeks revenge on the holy roman Emperor Charles V for the death of her father. It happens in a world of wealth, debauchery, violent retaliations, sex, manipulation and treason... it's the 16th century revisited. Starring Adrien Brody, Sophie Cookson, Paz Vega, Thomas Kretschmann, Eddie Marsan. IMDB
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of TearsunknownFeature film. Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is set to take place in the 1920s, and will follow the events of season three. A Kickstarter campaign for a movie has raised more than $643,000. Phryne Fisher will take off on “a global adventure — via romantic wayside stops in the Far East, glamorous sojourns in the mansions of London, and a battle to survive the rolling sands of the Arabian Desert,” the Kickstarter says. According to Inside Film, the movie will likely be filmed in Australia, London and either Morocco or Israel in May/June 2018. IMDB
The Personal History of Rachel DuPreeunknownFeature film. A heavily pregnant woman on an isolated, drought-stricken ranch in 1900s is not certain if she can trust her husband to put her and their starving children before his own ambitions and is forced to take survival into her own hands. IMDB
Flying HorseunknownFeature film. A biopic of pioneer photographer Eadweard Muybridge, following the courtship and love affair between Muybridge's wife, Flora, and Harry Larkyns. Gary Oldman is attached. IMDB
Emma and NelsonunknownFeature film. A look at the love affair between 19th century British admiral Lord Nelson and his mistress Emma Hamilton. Written by Julian Fellowes. IMDB
Empire RisingunknownFeature film. An adaptation of Thomas Kelly's novel. A construction worker on New York's Empire State Building during the early 1930s gets caught up in a gun smuggling ring for the IRA and a love triangle with a beautiful artist. Guy Ritchie is attached. IMDB
The Chess MachineunknownFeature film. A dramatic action thriller, set in late 1700s Italy, based on true events. When the film opens, Baron Kempelen discovers Tibor in prison and offers him a lucrative but peculiar job; squeeze into a small cabinet and beat the world's greatest chess players by controlling the movements of a life-sized mannequin called "The Turk." Tibor knows this is a bargain with the devil, but he's desperate to disappear, so he agrees. Having promised the Empress of Italy a dazzling exhibition within six months, Kempelen and his team, including a brilliant craftsman named Jakob, must overcome all manner of obstacles, which requires as much attention to engineering as to psychology. Peter Dinklage produces. IMDB
Catherine the GreatunknownFeature film. Sophia Augusta's marriage to Peter III, the Emperor of Russia, is anything but the fairy-tale life that she had been promised. In a historical tale of political intrigue, sex and murder, she takes control of her life, her marriage, and her kingdom, becoming one of Russia's most celebrated and beloved monarchs. Starring Keira Knightley as Catherine the Great (rumored). IMDB
The Custom of the CountryunknownFeature film. Adapted from Edith Wharton's 1913 novel. Undine Spragg, a cunning and attractive woman living in New York during the early part of the Twentieth Century, rises to the top of the city's high society. Scarlett Johansson attached. IMDB
HarrietunknownFeature film. The story of Harriet Tubman, who helped free hundreds of slaves from the South after escaping from slavery herself in 1849. IMDB
Randi (formerly Of Corset's Mine)unknownFeature film. A turn-of-the-century cross-dressing romantic farce about a womanizing aristocrat forced to disguise himself as a woman in order to save the family's inheritance at the expense of losing the love of his life. It's a sexy, hip, period comedy. IMDB
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