FUTURE PROGRAM - Dulverton Films

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In 1961, 60-year-old Kempton Bunton stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. He sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. An uplifting true story about a good man who set out to change the world and managed to save his marriage. Stars Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren

The heart-warming true story of Maurice Flitcroft, (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, who entered the 1976 British Open Golf Championship despite never playing a round of golf before. He shot the worst round in Open history and drew the ire of the staid golfing community. The extraordinary story of an ordinary man, an uplifting and moving comedy drama about pursuing your dreams and shooting for the stars, no matter what hand you're dealt.

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.

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