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Sweeping American Civil War drama based on the novel by Charles Frazier, directed by Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley). Jude Law stars as Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier who is slowly making the perilous journey back to his home town of Cold Mountain in North Carolina, meeting a string of colourful characters along the way (played by actors including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Ray Winstone and Kathy Baker). At home waits Ada Monroe (Nicole Kidman), the pre-war sweetheart to whom he has vowed to return. In his absence Ada, the shy and reserved daughter of a preacher (Donald Sutherland), has befriended the feisty Ruby (Renée Zellweger), a tough-talking young woman who can work the land as well as any man. Ruby supports Ada both emotionally and practically as she waits for Inman's return - but as the war drags on and her letters go unanswered, Ada finds it increasingly difficult to keep the faith.
Rob Marshall directs this big-budget musical based on the classic Fellini film 8 1/2. Set in early 1960s Venice, the film follows famous film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he struggles to complete his latest project on the eve of his 40th birthday. Meanwhile, he must also juggle the various colourful women in his life: his wife Luisa (Marion Cotillard), his mistress Carla (Penelope Cruz), his muse Claudia (Nicole Kidman), his producer Liliane (Judi Dench), his mother (Sophia Loren) and even a prostitute who resurfaces from the depths of his past (Stacy Ferguson). Kate Hudson co-stars as the American journalist who interviews him about his life and work.
Tense political thriller set against the backdrop of apartheid-era South Africa and based on true events. Patrick Chamusso (Derek Luke) is a 31-year-old black South African living the straight life in 1981; foreman at an oil refinery, football coach, family man and upstanding citizen. His calling comes when he and his wife Precious (Bonnie Mbuli) are questioned and blatantly accused of planting a bomb at the refinery where he works. The authorities, primarily one Police Colonel Nic Vos (Tim Robbins), so brutalise them in the process that Chamusso does in fact subsequently join the ANC and volunteer for active service in the shape of planting an actual bomb in the refinery.
The official novelization of Jim Henson's Emmy Award-winning television series along with a behind-the-scenes look at the show's production from the Jim Henson Archives. Timeless tales, beautifully told. Presented in a stunning new edition, Jim Henson's The Storyteller features nine folktales based on Henson's Emmy Award-winning television series, written by Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella. This edition features stunning new illustrations by Hannah Christenson and Eva Eskelinen and photographs from the Jim Henson Archives that provide a rare look behind-the-scenes of JIM HENSON'S CREATURE SHOP during the filming of the beloved series.
An acutely sensitive, moving portrayal of the lives of a group of women which reflects the attitudes and feelings of women today, depicted in a series of settings which flow gently into each other. Caroline, pregnant by one of her boyfriends, escapes to her seaside birthplace where she is visited by friends. The reaction of these women to each other whilst awaiting the birth is sympathetically told and we become totally involved in the heights and depths of their collective emotions and thoughts.10 women
Thriller set in the murky world of corporate law. Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house 'fixer' at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of his employer's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack), to whom Clayton feels a deep loyalty. He arranges top-flight legal services and skirts through loopholes for their ethically questionable clients. Though burned out, disillusioned and hardly content with his job as a fixer, his messy private life has left him inextricably tied to the firm. Meanwhile, litigator Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) finds her entire company's future hinging on the outcome of a multi-billion dollar settlement overseen by Clayton's friend, star lawyer Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson). When Edens snaps and decides to blow the whistle on the questionable case, sabotaging the defence, Clayton finds himself in the centre of a conspiratorial maelstrom where he must decide between his loyalty and his conscience.
Class-based drama directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Jude Law. Will Francis (Law) is a young London architect living a stable, if dreary existence with his girlfriend Liv (Robin Wright Penn) and her behaviourally challenged daughter Bea. When his posh, arty offices are repeatedly burgled, he plays detective hoping to nab the thief. Spotting a teenager (Rafi Gavron) attempting to break in, Will attempts to follow him. It's hard, not least because the youngster is a practitioner of the art of parkour - a mysterious urban tactic of running and jumping between buildings, over obstacles etc. The pursuit leads Will to the mysterious Amira (Juliette Binoche), a seamstress with whom he becomes involved, causing him to re-evaluate his life. Conflict arises when the police close in on the burglars, and Will must make a crucial choice which will affect the lives of everyone around him.
Set in York in 1392, this play tells of a performance of the Mystery Plays. For the townspeople the competition is fierce to attract the attention of the Royal Party and to impress them at all costs. But the message of Mystery cycle as performed is strong, clear and truthful. This remarkable and beautifully written play is highly original, often very funny and ultimately deeply moving.-4 women, 12 men
A former playwright with only two movies under his belt, Anthony
Minghella took Hollywood by storm in 1996 with "The English
Patient," a universally lauded epic described by Roger Ebert as
"[A] poetic, evocative film . . . told with sweep and visual
richness." This robust romance garnered nine Academy Awards,
amongst them Best Picture and Best Director. His follow-up, "The
Talented Mr. Ripley," combined stunning vistas with the masterful
suspense of studio-era Hollywood; praised by the "New York Times'"
Janet Maslin as a "hypnotic, sensually charged adaptation," the
film also found the attention of the Academy, receiving five
nominations. With yet another ambitious adaptation creating
tremendous buzz--Charles Frazier's best-selling "Cold
Mountain"--Minghella is well on his way to becoming one of the most
respected directors of the decade.
Anthony Minghella's writing "sets a standard of emotional truth and clarity so sublimely high that everything around it looks stale, flat, tawdry and obvious" (The Times) Whale Music is: "genuinely tender, poignant and spikily anti-amle all at once" (Daily Mail); A Little Like Drowning "makes you laugh, makes you cry and makes you think" (Guardian); Two Planks and A Passion "is one of the best new plays I have seen in the past decade" (Financial Times)
A collection of screen and radio plays including: Cigarettes and Chocolate "one of the best radio plays I ever heard...profoundly original" (Financial Times); Hang Up "an intense and brilliantly realised study of a love affair" (Telegraph); What If It's Raining? "a tender, sensitive play while also being the most no-bones-about-it account of adultery I have seen on TV" (Guardian); Truly, Madly, Deeply (which starred Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman) - "This lovely, original comedy...is the work of a mature artist, one with the skill to draw us into a fresh and startlingly humane vision of urban life." (The New York Times)
Breaking and Entering is a modern drama which revolves around a series of thefts - some criminal, some emotional - set against a backdrop of London's changing geographical and cultural landscape. Will (Jude Law)) is a partner in a thriving landscape architecture firm which he runs with his friend, Sandy (Martin Freeman). Professionally, things could not be better but Will spends less and less time at home with his beautiful, melancholy partner, Liv (Robin Wright Penn) and her troubled 12 year-old daughter, Bea. Will's office has recently relocated to King's Cross, the centre of Europe's most ambitious urban regeneration site and their state-of-the-art studio repeatedly attracts the attention of a local gang of thieves. After one of the break-ins, Will follows teenaged freerunner Miro (Rafi Gavron) back to the apartment he shares with his mother, Amira (Juliette Binoche), a Bosnian refugee. With his relationship already in crisis, Will embarks on a passionate journey into both the wilder side of himself and the city in which he lives.
Director Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, The Talented Mr Ripley) has produced a powerful adaptation for film of the bestselling debut novel by Charles Frazier. Set in the waning days of the American Civil War, Cold Mountain is the story of Inman, a wounded Confederate soldier (played by Jude Law) who struggles on a perilous journey to get back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina - and to Ada (Nicole Kidman), the woman he left behind in going off to fight. In the course of his journey, Inman encounters a succession of extraordinary characters, while back at home, Ada is learning the ropes of managing her late father?s farm with the assistance of a drifter named Ruby (Renee Zellweger), who teaches her a few things in turn. Translating Frazier?s novel into the language of cinema, Minghella imparts to Cold Mountain the same level of emotional intensity that he conjured in his celebrated adaptation of The English Patient.
From the novel by Michael Ondaatje.
Anthony Minghella's screenplay is a gripping adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning story of love, betrayal and loss set against a background of war, spies and intrigue.
"Here is a work of art to break your heart."--"Time"
"The current movie versions of books are well-meaning, but none
comes close to "The English Patient" in their ability to turn
literary prose into cinematic gems."--"New York Times
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