PAPERHOUSE
1988, Lionsgate, 92 min, UK, Dir: Bernard Rose

Fever-plagued 13-year-old Anna (Charlotte Burke in her sole screen appearance) sketches a picture of an isolated house with a boy sitting at the window; in her dreams, she’s transported to the building, which changes whenever she revises her drawing. This stark and visually inventive British fantasy costars Glenne Headly, Gemma Jones and Ben Cross. “It's moody and unnerving in a hard-to-specify way, like a piece of music set in an enthralling but wholly unfamiliar key.” - Hal Hinson, The Washington Post.


CHARIOTS OF FIRE
1981, Warner Bros., 124 min, UK, Dir: Hugh Hudson

Based on actual events, this inspiring drama follows a pair of British runners in the 1924 Olympics: Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) and Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson). Abrahams is a Jew who competes to battle anti-Semitism, while Liddell is a Christian who runs to glorify God - and confronts hurdles when he refuses to race on a Sunday. Named one of the top British films of all time by the British Film Institute, CHARIOTS OF FIRE won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Original Score (for Vangelis’ distinctive electronic music, forever linked to shots of young men in white running in slow motion along a beach).


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