The present day provides the backdrop for a diverse series of contemporary dramas from the UK and the US, with some of the biggest stars from the past fifty years appearing alongside some of the hottest new names of today.
The Time of Their Lives (Vertigo)
Determined to gate-crash her ex-lover’s funeral on a glamorous French hideaway, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home, with the help of repressed English housewife Priscilla (Pauline Collins). Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road together by coach, ferry, car, and foot in a race to get to the funeral on time, becoming embroiled in a romantic triangle with an Italian painter (Franco Nero) along the way. On this unforgettable journey, they find true friendship in one another – and have the time of their lives.
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Going In Style (Warner Bros)
Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. Director Zach Braff’s comedy co-stars Ann-Margret, Joey King, Matt Dillon, John Ortiz, Peter Serafinowicz ; and Christopher Lloyd
See it in cinemas from April 07th
The Sense of an Ending (Studiocanal)
After receiving a letter and diary in the post an ageing business owner (Jim Broadbent) reunites with his first love (Charlotte Rampling) and is forced to finally confront the hidden truths of his own past. Adapted from the novel by Julian Barnes “The Sense of an Ending” stars Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Matthew Goode, Emily Mortimer and Michelle Dockery.
See it in cinemas from April 14th
Miss Sloane (eOne)
In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in Washington D.C.
Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price...
See it in cinemas from May 12th
The Levelling (Peccadillo)
Trainee veterinarian Clover Catto (“Game of Thrones’” star Ellie Kendrick ) returns home one day to the farm where she grew up, after hearing news that her brother has passed away. Finding the family home in ruins following recent floods that devastated the area, Clover is forced to confront her father Aubrey (David Troughton) and the dark cloud that hangs over the farm. As time passes, Clover’s discoveries send her on a journey of reckoning – with the land, her family and herself.
See it in cinemas from April 12th
The Secret Scripture (Vertigo)
The Secret Scripture centres around Rose McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), an elderly woman who has lived in state institutions for over 50 years. Dr. Stephen Grene (Eric Bana) is compelled to discover her past and help gain her freedom. Through Lady Rose’s ‘scripture’ a life of extraordinary love and great injustice emerges, revealing a remarkable young woman, whose only crime was to fall in love. Starring Aidan Turner, Rooney Mara, Theo James, Eric Bana, Jack Reynor, Vanessa Redgrave
Directed by Jim Sheridan.
See it in cinemas from May 19th