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Comedy, Drama, Period and Historical, Romance
Scheming, selfish and recently widowed Lady Susan is in need of a new husband. Taking refuge in the countryside estate of her in-laws Lady Catherine and Charles Vernon she sets her eyes on Catherine’s dashing brother Reginald DeCourcy. Yet the sudden arrival of her daughter Frederica, contrastingly modest and timid, interferes with her plan. Determined to get Frederica out of the way by marrying her off to a buffoon called Sir James Martin, Lady Susan and her despicable confidante Alicia’s devious plans are put to the test in this brilliantly sharp parody of 19th century societal conventions. This is a sparkling, witty introduction to the daringly irreverent language and tone Jane Austen honed in her later novels, lovingly brought to life by a director adept at the acerbic comedy of manners.
A film guide that looks at Love & Friendship (2016), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
Spoilt Emma Woodhouse attempts to improve the lives and loves of her friends in this smart version of Jane Austen's novel.
7+ years 118 mins
Quirky comedy about a group of female undergrads who make it their task to improve the lives of their fellow students in unconventional ways.
11–16 years 94 mins
Adaptation of Jane Austen's classic story of five sisters from an English family of landed gentry dealing with marriage, morality and misconceptions.
11+ years 127 mins
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After a bumper year of cinema, our Film Programming Assistant Michael runs you through the highlights, before revealing the whole team's Top 5 of 2016.
Reading time 10 mins
We look at striking new British drama Lady Macbeth and the way its sparseness, diversity and violence sets it apart from what we expect from a costume drama.
Reading time 7 mins
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