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LA MIGLIORE OFFERTA
2012, IFC Films, 124 min, Italy, Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore

The latest from acclaimed director Giuseppe Tornatore (CINEMA PARADISO) stars Geoffrey Rush as the manager of an auction house who is employed by an heiress to sell an art collection - but the mysterious young woman drives their professional relationship to the edge of obsession. Winner of the Nastro d’Argento and David di Donatello awards for the Best Film of 2013. In English.


FRIDA
2002, Miramax Films, 123 min, USA, Canada, Mexico, Dir: Julie Taymor

This biopic of Mexican surrealist artist Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) is a beautiful work of art in itself. Channeling the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage to famed muralist Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina) into her work, Kahlo struggled for recognition but only received it after her death; today her portraits are among the most valuable ever painted in Latin America. With Geoffrey Rush as Leon Trotsky. Production designer Felipe Fernandez del Paso was nominated for an Oscar for his brilliant and memorable work on the film.


THE KING’S SPEECH
2010, The Weinstein Company, 118 min, Dir: Tom Hooper

Colin Firth stars as King George V, the reluctant and severely stuttering monarch faced with the challenge of bringing guidance and hope to pre-World War II Britain. When George enlists the help of an eccentric and unconventional speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush), he must confront his own stubbornness, pride and fear of failure, as well as the looming likelihood of war against a very well-spoken opponent: Hitler. An amazingly intimate portrait of the burden of being king. With Helena Bonham Carter.


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