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1990, BBC Films, 106 min, Dir: Anthony Minghella

In THE ENGLISH PATIENT helmer Anthony Minghella’s directorial debut, Julie Stevenson receives a back-from-the dead visit from her late, cello-playing husband, Alan Rickman. A charming romantic comedy. “…A fine job in capturing … textures of London life … a strong performance out of Stevenson … a beguiling film in more ways than one.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader.

1996, Park Circus/Miramax, 162 min, USA, Dir: Anthony Minghella

Ralph Fiennes is badly burned in a WWII plane crash and wakes up in a monastery, where he claims to have no memory of who he is. As nurse Juliette Binoche tends to him, his story emerges in flashbacks, and his passionate affair with Kristin Scott Thomas forms the basis of one of the most beloved romances in movie history. Gabriel Yared’s Oscar-winning score anchors a richly layered, novelistic epic that recalls the best films of David Lean and David O. Selznick.

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