Mission (movie)

Mission or Mission to Quebec ( The Mission ) is a drama historic British directed by Roland Joffe , released in 1986 . He receives the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 1986 . The film depicts the drama of consciousness experienced by the Jesuits in the eighteenth century when they are forced to abandon their mission to the Guarani people in South America.

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The Princess of Montpensier (movie)

The Princess of Montpensier is a Franco – German film directed by Bertrand Tavernier , inspired by the new eponymous of Madame de La Fayette .

This historical film , taking place under the Renaissance , was released in France, the. He was presented in competition at the official selection of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival , without obtaining a prize. He was then selected in several categories at the 36 th César Ceremony in 2011 and was awarded the Caesar of Best Costumes .

This fourth and last collaboration between Bertrand Tavernier and his friend Jean Cosmos , at the scenario level, almost failed to come true, due to a lack of funding, a situation due to the economic context of the time . This production owes its existence to the intervention of the Ministry of Culture , following the personal will of the Minister, Frédéric Mitterrand 1 .

This film has benefited from the provision of production and the crew of several historical sites, classified for their indoor and outdoor settings, especially in the region Center-Val de Loire with its many castles of the Renaissance . A large number of scenes from the film were also shot in Messilhac Castle , located in Raulhac , Cantal , in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region .

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Two sisters for a king

Two Sisters for a King ( The Other Boleyn Girl ) is a British – American film directed by Justin Chadwick , released in 2008 .

This chronicle traces the story of Mary and Anne Boleyn , two sisters of the court of King Henry VIII of England who maintain a fratricidal rivalry in order to dispute the favors of the king.

Chadwick’s film is an adaptation of the bestseller of the same name written by the British novelist Philippa Gregory .

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Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I is a British mini-series in two episodes directed by Tom Hooper , and broadcast on Channel 4 onin the United Kingdom, then on HBO in the United States, with Helen Mirren in the title role , and Jeremy Irons in that of her lover Count Robert Dudley .

The series is a critical success and receives several awards, including the Emmys and Golden Globes for Best Miniseries, Best Actress (Mirren) and Best Supporting Actor (Irons).

Later in the year, Helen Mirren plays in the film The Queen by Stephen Frears , biopic of Queen Elizabeth II , a role for which she won among others the Academy Award for Best Actress .

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Elizabeth (movie)

Elizabeth is a British film director Indian Shekhar Kapur , released in 1998 , on the life of the Queen of England Elizabeth re .

It evokes the ascent to the throne of England of Queen Elizabeth I re (1533-1603) played by Cate Blanchett . Several famous actors are part of the cast, like Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, John Gielgud, Fanny Ardant and Richard Attenborough. A sequel was made in 2007 , also by Shekhar Kapur : Elizabeth: The Golden Age , whose action is 30 years later.

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Henry VIII and His Six Wives

Henry VIII and His Six Wives is a British film directed by Waris Hussein , released in 1972 . This is the film adaptation of the television series to the successful BBC The Six Wives of Henry VIII ( The Six Wives of Henry VIII ). Like the series, the film evokes the life of King Henry VIII of Englandand his six wives. Keith Michell takes on the big screen the role of the king. He and Bernard Hepton are the only two actors in the cast of the series and the film, while the actresses embodying the wife of Henry VIII are different.

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A man for eternity

A Man for All Seasons ( A Man for All Seasons ) is a British film directed by Fred Zinnemann , released in 1966 .


In 1529 , Thomas More , a British lawyer, succeeds Cardinal Wolsey as chancellor of Henry VIII . Friends who are the king and his minister, they will become enemies because of the refusal of Thomas to consent to the remarriage of the king. Thomas will go to martyrdom with prudence and without fanaticism .

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The Eagle of the Seas (film, 1940)

The Sea Hawk ( The Sea Hawk ) is an adventure film maritime US directed by Michael Curtiz , released in 1940 . He was nominated for four Oscars .

Very free interpretation of Rafael Sabatini’s novel The Sea Hawk , he is less faithful to it than the silent film of the same name released in 1924 . The film is partly based on Spain’s attempt to invade England with the Invincible Armada in 1588 .

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The Invincible Armada

The Armada ( Fire Over England ) is a British film of William K. Howard released in 1937 . Adapted from a novel by AEW Mason , this work brings together for the first time on the screen the couple Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh , who remained famous in the history of British cinema. Actor James Mason , who nevertheless plays a significant role in the plot of the film, is not credited to the credits.

The title refers to the Invincible Armada , in 1588 .

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John Ford

John Martin Feeney was , said John Ford , is a director American , also producer , bornat Cape Elizabeth near Portland , Maine, and died onin Palm Desert ( California ).

He has been a four-time Oscar winner for best director b , 2 .

John Ford is one of the most important American directors of the classic Hollywood period (from the late 1920s to the late 1960s ). Of all the great American filmmakers he is the one whose influence is the most considerable. His career embraces that of the studios since he arrives in Hollywood at the moment when the big majorsset up and make his latest film as these majors begin to be led by financiers. Ford was admired and respected by the big bosses of Hollywood, of which he was often the friend: he turned quickly and respected the budgets. Despite this, he considered himself an employee overpaid by the studios to make films devoid of style so as not to disrupt the business of his employer 3 .

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The Queen Margot (movie, 1994)

Queen Margot is a French film directed by Patrice Chéreau and released in theaters in 1994 .

Adapted from the famous novel The Queen Margot by Alexandre Dumas Sr., the film tells the life of Marguerite de Valois , known as “Margot”, played by Isabelle Adjani , her wedding with Henri de Navarre , future Henri IV , interpreted by Daniel Auteuil , passing by the massacre of St. Bartholomew . Jean-Hugues Anglade , Vincent Perez , Virna Lisi , Dominique Blanc , Pascal Greggory and Jean-Claude Brialy complete the cast .

Far-reaching European co-production with a budget of 140 million francs , the film is shot between France and Portugal over more than six months in 1993 . Despite a mixed criticism that criticizes his emphasis and his theatricality, he managed to gather more than two million viewers in French cinemas during the year 1994 , thus constituting the most important public success of its director.

At the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 , the film wins the Jury Prize and actress Virna Lisi is awarded the prize for female interpretation for her role as Catherine de Médicis . Named twelve times during the 20 th ceremony cinema Caesar , Queen Margot receives five Césars , including that of best actress for Isabelle Adjani . This period film is nominated for the Best Costume Oscar in 1995 .

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The Return of Martin Guerre

The Return of Martin Guerre is a French film directed by Daniel Vigne , released on. It is a fictionalized version of the Martin Guerre case that tells of the return of a countryman, after an absence of several years, in his native village. Although recounting many details of his previous life, Martin is accused by some villagers of impersonation and sowing doubt in the small community.

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The Assassination of the Duke of Guise (film, 1908)

The Assassination of the Duke of Guise is a French silent film released in 1908 , directed by André Calmettes after a story by Henri Lavedan . The title as it appears in the very short generic (only one box ) of the original film is The Death of the Duke of Guise, although a poster of the film indicates instead The Assassination of the Duke of Guise 1. Camille Saint Saëns is the author of the film’s music.

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Andrei Rublev (movie)

Andrei Rublev (in Russian :  Андрей Рублёв ) second feature film by Andrei Tarkovsky , is a historical film and drama Soviet in black and white and color shot in 1966 and released in 1969 , on a scenario of Tarkovsky and Andrei Konchalovsky with Anatoli Solonitsyne and Ivan Lapikov in the lead roles.

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The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc is a French film directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer in 1927 and screened for the first time in Copenhagen on. This is a silent film but was initially conceived as a talking film, which Dreyer had to give up for reasons related to the technical equipment of the studio. Hence the disconcerting aspect of this film, which already adopts the codes of speaking while remaining a silent film.

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Romola is a novel of the literary woman British George Eliot published in 1862 – 1863 , and whose action is happening in xv th century. It is a study of artistic, religious, intellectual and social life from the city of Florence to the Renaissance . It was published in fourteen deliveries in the Cornhill Magazine in July 1862 of (volume 6, n o 31) and August 1863 (Volume 8, n o 44). Several historical figures from the History of Florence appear in the novel.

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Notre Dame de Paris (movie, 1923)

Notre Dame de Paris and The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( The Hunchback of Notre Dame ) is a film American directed by Wallace Worsley and released in 1923 . The lead role is held by Lon Chaney , and the rest of the cast includes Patsy Ruth Miller , Norman Kerry , Nigel De Brulier , and Brandon Hurst . The script is based on the eponymous novel by Victor Hugo , published in 1831 .

The film was very successful, and helped make Lon Chaney a star in Hollywood . His performance and Quasimodo make-up were particularly welcomed.

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Arn, Knight of the Temple

Arn, knight of the Temple , (original title in Swedish: Arn, Tempelriddaren ) is a film directed by Peter Flinth in 2007 , taking again the medieval trilogy of Jan Guillou , a Swedish fiction written around the character of Arn Magnusson, spending time the crusades . The film was released in December 2007 and the sequel, Arn, the kingdom at the end of the road (Swedish original title: Arn, Riket vid vägens slut ), was released in August 2008.

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