Literary biopic 'Tolkien' leads this week's new releases

01 May 2019 in New Releases

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The early, formative years of J.R.R. Tolkien are brought to life in this literary drama set in the midst of World War One. Piecing together the author's early relationships with university friends and the burgeoning romance with his muse and future wife Edith Bratt, this biopic fuses fantasy elements with the realistic horrors of war that led Tolkien to writing his fantasy allegory The Lord of the Rings - one of the most celebrated literary works of the 20th century that would later become a critically acclaimed box-office success. 

For film clubs looking to delve deeper into the life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies are both available through the Into Film catalogue for our members.

Also released in cinemas this week

Vox Lux

Following a violent and devastating mass shooting at her school, young teenager Celeste performs a heartfelt song at the community memorial service which is subsequently picked up by TV cameras and broadcast around the world, transforming her into a star. Following her childhood as a burgeoning star then jumping forward in time to her adult years, Vox Lux is an intimate and tragic exploration of stardom, celebrity culture and trauma with two equally powerful performances from youngster Raffey Cassidy and Natalie Portman as Celeste.

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