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From Page to Screen Festival – first film announced…

From Page to Screen Festival - first film announced... 1Plans are fully in flow for this year’s From Page to Screen Festival. Save the dates in your diary so you are ready when the line up is announced.

This year’s Curator of the Festival is Christine Langan, a popular film producer who has previously worked for BBC Films (The Queen, The Duchess), and is currently working at Baby Cow Productions (Stan & Ollie, Philomena).

The full programme will be announced at the end of February and will include a day dedicated to political films, some older film adaptations that “everyone should see at least once”, secret cinema as well as a  graffiti workshop, plus much, much more…


Sunday 28 April 7.30pm
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
Runs for: 1h 59m
Awards: Best Actress (BAFTAs) Best Supporting Actress (BAFTAs)

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

This year the Film Festival is kindly sponsored by Arts University Bournemouth

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