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THE UNDOING
2020, HBO, 60 min, USA, Dir: Susanne Bier

From writer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and director Susanne Bier (The Night Manager), the limited series focuses on Grace Fraser (Nicole Kidman), a successful therapist, and her devoted husband, Jonathan (Hugh Grant), and their young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. A chasm opens in Grace's seemingly perfect life: a violent death, a missing spouse and a chain of terrible revelations.


FESTEN
THE CELEBRATION
1998, Janus Films, 105 min, Denmark/Sweden, Dir: Thomas Vinterberg

The first Dogme 95 film and a Jury Prize winner at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, FESTEN begins innocently enough, at a family-owned hotel where the clan has gathered to celebrate the 60th birthday of patriarch Helge (Henning Moritzen). But at the party, son Christian (Ulrich Thomsen) makes a shocking allegation, and the evening unravels as the guests confront a number of long-simmering secrets. "The script is well planned, the actors are skilled at deploying their emotions, and the long day's journey into night is fraught with wounds that the farcical elements only help to keep open." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


RADIOACTIVE
2019, Amazon Studios, 109 min, UK/France/USA/China/Hungary, Dir: Marjane Satrapi

From the 1870s through to modern day, RADIOACTIVE is a journey through Marie Curie’s (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies – her passionate partnerships, scientific breakthroughs and the consequences that follow. In late 19th-century Paris, Marie met fellow scientist Pierre Curie (Sam Riley). The pair went on to marry, raised two daughters and changed the face of science forever by their discovery of radioactivity. In 1903, the pair jointly won the Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery, making Marie the first woman to win the esteemed prize. After the death of her beloved Pierre, Marie’s commitment to science remained unwavering and her work went on to win her a second Nobel Prize, taking with it the responsibility for discoveries which changed the world. This is a bold, visionary depiction of an extraordinary life, the transformative effects and ensuing fallout of the Curies’ work and an exploration of how this impacted the defining moments of the 20th Century.


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