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Lizzie19 Jan 2018 (festival release)Feature film. A psychological thriller starring Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny, based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family. IMDB
Black 4715-25 Feb 2018 (festival release)Feature film. The Irish revenge story which is set during the Famine. Stars James Frecheville as Feeney, an Irish Ranger who has been fighting abroad for the British Army but becomes a deserter and returns home. When he discovers what has happened to his family, Feeney swears vengeance. His old British Army comrade Hannah (Hugo Weaving) is then dispatched to put an end to Feeney's uprising. The cast also includes Irish actors Stephen Rea, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford, Sarah Greene and Jim Broadbent. Black 47 is to receive its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, and later in 2018 it will open in Irish cinemas. IMDB
The Happy Prince15 Jun 2018Feature film. The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor. Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson. IMDB
Woman Walks Ahead29 Jun 2018Feature film. Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter from 1890s Brooklyn, travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes embroiled in the Lakota peoples' struggle over the rights to their land. IMDB
Mary Shelley06 Jul 2018Feature film. The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein. Starring Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Stephen Dillane, Douglas Booth, Joanne Froggatt. IMDB
Wuthering Heights30 Jul 2018Feature film. An adaptation by Elisaveta Abrahall with Paul Eryk Atlas as Heathcliff and Sha'ori Morris as Catherine. IMDB
Christopher Robin03 Aug 2018Feature film. An adult Christopher Robin, who is now focused on his new life, work, and family, suddenly meets his old friend Winnie the Pooh, who returns to his unforgotten childhood past to help him return to the Hundred Acre Wood and help find Pooh's lost friends. Not sure if this fits here, waiting for trailer. IMDB
Robin Hood21 Sep 2018Feature film. A gritty take on the classic Robin Hood story. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Dornan, Paul Anderson, Jamie Foxx, Eve Hewson. IMDB
Colette21 Sep 2018Feature film. The story of a marriage, Colette shows the lengths one woman must go to escape her husband's control and claim her voice as an artist. Starring Keira Knightley. IMDB
Ashes in the Snow12 Oct 2018Feature 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
Peterloo02 Nov 2018Feature film. The story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester. Starring Maxine Peake, Rory Kinnear, David Bamber, Nico Mirallegro, Leo Bill, Alastair Mackenzie, Patrick Kennedy. IMDB
Outlaw King23 Nov 2018Feature film. A true David v Goliath story of how the great 14th Century Scottish 'Outlaw King' Robert The Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat and repel the much larger and better equipped occupying English army. Starring Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Stephen Dillane. IMDB
Rémi sans famille12 Dec 2018Feature film. Hector Malot adaptation. The story revolves around a young boy named Rémi, who at age 8 finds out he is actually adopted. Shortly after, he is sold to a travelling musician named Vitalis by his grumpy step dad, which is the start of a long series of adventures. Along the way, Rémi makes new friends, but also loses several people close to him, and slowly learns more about his past. IMDB
Mary Poppins Returns25 Dec 2018Feature film. Musical from Rob Marshall. In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Emily Blunt as Mary, also starring Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Dick Van Dyke, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Angela Lansbury, Lin-Manuel Miranda. IMDB
The Aspern Papers2018Feature 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? IMDB
Mary Anning & the Dinosaur Hunters2018Feature 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
New Amsterdam2018Feature film. A historical adventure about New York City when it was a Dutch settlement called New Amsterdam, discovered by Henry Hudson and run by the infamous Peter Stuyvesant. Starring Famke Janssen, Timothy Spall, Samantha Barks, Q'Orianka Kilcher, Conleth Hill, Graham Greene, John Bradley, François Arnaud. IMDB
Vita and Virginia2018Feature 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
In Like Flynn2018Feature film. The biopic depicts Errol Flynn's roust-about early life in Australia, before he became an internationally famed celebrity. In those days he was an adventurer, opium smuggler, gambler, street fighter, womanizer, and gold prospector. IMDB
The Favourite2018Feature film. An upcoming biographical historical film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, from a screenplay by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara. The story focuses on the behind-the-scenes politics between two cousins jockeying to be court favorites during the reign of Queen Anne in the early 18th century. It stars Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn. IMDB
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