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Biopics, Drama, Period and Historical, Romance
When Robin Cavendish met Diana Blacker in the 1950s, the pair fell in love immediately and swiftly got married. Whilst holidaying in Kenya, Robin was suddenly struck with polio, leaving him paralysed from the neck down and only given months to live. Refusing to give up, the couple successfully battled bureaucracies in the British health service to allow Robin to return home. Once there, and together with some ingenious, supportive friends, the pair gradually made remarkable advances in improving the lives of wheelchair uses and combating bigotry towards disabled people in much of society at the time. Based on the parents of the film's producer, the directorial debut of Andy Serkis is a warm-hearted, funny and compassionate portrait of an inspiring couple.
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
Daniel Day Lewis made his name starring in this biopic of Christy Brown, an Irish writer who forged an extraordinary career despite his disabilities.
14+ years 98 mins
Moving biopic of the renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking, from his student days in Cambridge to the present.
11–16 years 118 mins
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'Thor: Ragnarok' leads this week's DVD releases which also include 'The Death of Stalin', 'Breathe' and 'Goodbye Christopher Robin'.
Reading time 2 mins
Actors Andrew Garfield and Clare Foy, and director Andy Serkis, took to the stage at London Film Festival to speak about their new true-life drama 'Breathe'.
Viewing time 4 mins
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