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John Keats was the brilliant early 19th century poet who died at 25 and became infamous in the process. Bright Star is about his love for Fanny Brawne, the beautiful, confident and talented daughter of his landlady. If you've ever struggled to understand the appeal of poetry, this intense love story is a great way to discover how it can be urgent and exciting rather than stuffy and obscure.
The life of gay, brilliantly witty writer Oscar Wilde is the basis for this film, in particular his disastrous relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas.
14+ years 111 mins
Moving true story of writer Dominique Bauby's stroke, which left him paralysed except for his left eye, with which he was able to dictate his memoir.
14+ years 107 mins
A young writer in New York gets drawn into an intense friendship with a fragile, haunted Polish war survivor and her volatile lover.
14+ years 144 mins
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With the arrival of 'Mary Shelley' in cinemas, we look at nine other great biopics of celebrated authors and ways they can deepen understanding of their works.
Reading time 5 mins
In celebration of International Women's Day a list of great films for Primary and Secondary ages directed by women
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films31
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