Starring Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Honor Kneafsey, Hunter Tremayne, James Lance, Frances Barber, Reg Wilson, Michael Fitzgerald and Nigel O'Neill. Directed by Isabel Coixet.
Set in 1959, Florence Green, a free spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better. By exposing the narrow minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day including Nabokov’s scandalising 'Lolita' and Ray Bradbury’s 'Fahrenheit 451', she opens their eyes thereby causing a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries.
Her activities bring her a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr Brundish who is himself sick of the town’s stale atmosphere. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs Gamart, Hardborough’s vengeful, embittered alpha female who is herself a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene. When Florence refuses to bend to Gamart’s will, they begin a struggle not just for the bookshop but for the very heart and soul of the town.
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Starring Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close, Honor Kneafsey, Christina Hendricks, Terence Stamp, Julian Sands, Gillian Anderson, Christian McKay and Amanda Abbington. Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.
In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.
Starring Honor Kneafsey, Sean Bean, Eva Whittaker, Simon McBurney, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Tommy Tiernan, Jon Kenny, John Morton, Oliver McGrath and Niamh Moyles. Directed by Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.
A young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night.