Benediction explores the turbulent life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon, through the eyes of the revered filmmaker Terence Davies. Sassoon was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery but who became a vocal critic of the government's continuation of the war when he returned from service. His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front and he became one of the leading war poets of the era. Adored by members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London's literary and stage world, his story is one of a troubled man in a fractured world searching for peace and self-acceptance, something which speaks as meaningfully to the modern world as it did then.
The story takes place on Mother's Day in 1924. Mr. and Mrs. Nivan (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman) give their housekeeper, Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young), the day off, as the couple are set to go to their neighbour's house to celebrate his engagement. The truth is Jane and the neighbour, Paul, have been having an affair for many years. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane's life forever.
From his rise to fame to his unprecedented superstardom, rock 'n' roll icon Elvis Presley(Austin Butler) maintains a complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks) over the course of 20 years. Central to Presley's journey and happiness is one of the most influential people in his life – Priscilla (Olivia De Jonge). The story delves into the complex relationship between Presley and Parker over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape in America.
The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess' newly inherited villa.
It's 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler's grip on occupied Europe and plan an all-out assault on Sicily. They face an impossible challenge-how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen) to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war, centered on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to alter the course of the war, defying logic, risking countless thousands of lives, and testing the nerves of its creators to breaking point.
Kirsty Macleod (Hermione Corfield) dreams of a better life away from the isolation that suffocates her in a small village on an island in the Outer Scottish Hebrides. Suppressing these aspirations, she sees her lover Murdo (Will Fletcher) conscripted for service in the First World War, soon to set off and fight alongside the other young men from the village. A road dance is held in their honour the evening before they depart, and it's on this fateful evening that Kirsty's life takes a dramatic and tragic turn.