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First-look image from Andy Serkis’ directorial debut Breathe featuring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy

20 March 2017 9:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stx Entertainment has released a first look image from Breathe, the upcoming feature directorial debut of Andy Serkis, which stars Claire Foy (The Crown) and Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge). Take a look here…

Handsome, adventurous and brilliant, Robin (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio. Against all advice, Robin’s beautiful wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home; where her devotion, intimacy and witty determination transcends his disability and sets him free. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; transforming the lives of others with their humour, courage and lust for life. Breathe is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility; where deep friendship is rooted in honesty and seeing the funny side of life. A love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.

Breathe is set for a UK release on October 27th, »

- Gary Collinson

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Stx dates first UK release 'Breathe’ starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy

17 March 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

First image revealed for Andy Serkis-directed drama.

Andy Serkis’s feature directorial debut Breathe will be released in the UK on October 27, 2017, by distributor STXinternational.

The film marks the first UK release for the company, whose international division is headed by former Film4 boss David Kosse.

Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield lead the drama, which tells the story of an adventurous young man who is struck by Polio in his late 20s. Paralysed and only able to breathe with the help of a machine, he defies his doctors, who give him months to live, by travelling the world.

Garfield plays the lead opposite Foy who plays his wife and travel companion.

Supporting cast includes Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander.

Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones’s Diary) produced the film - which is based on the life of his parents - for The Imaginarium Studios, which he runs with Serkis.

Financing comes from Silver Reel, BBC Films and the »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Celebrating Irishness at the Movies

16 March 2017 9:22 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

And look at that, not a leprechaun in sight.

For a relatively small island with a tiny film industry, Ireland certainly gets a lot of representation in movies — sometimes via other places masquerading as Ireland, other times by representing other places (the beach landing scene in Saving Private Ryan was shot in Wexford, for example) or worlds (Ahch-To in The Force Awakens), and occasionally it even gets to play itself. The island also exports a rather impressive number of cinematic talents considering the fact that, though every third or forth person you meet on the street in, say, Boston or Chicago (a lot of places, really) will claim Irish heritage, the Republic of Ireland has a population of slightly less than 4.6 million and Northern Ireland slightly more than 1.8 million, bringing the island to a total of only around 6.4 million. In other words, still around 2 million less than before the Famine, over »

- Ciara Wardlow

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Fatima Bhutto on Indian partition film Viceroy’s House: ‘I watched this servile pantomime and wept’

2 March 2017 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Gurinder Chadha’s film is a glossy imperial version of India’s traumatic partition that scandalously misrepresents the historical reality

Gurinder Chadha’s response: My film has been wilfully misrepresented as anti-Muslim

Gurinder Chadha’s Raj film Viceroy’s House begins with an ominous warning: “History is written by the victors.” It sure is. The empire and its descendants have their fingerprints all over this story.

Viceroy’s House, the story of the Mountbattens’ arrival in India and the subcontinent’s subsequent breakup, opens to the sight of bowing, preening and scraping Indians at work on the lawns, carpets and marble floors that are to greet the last viceroy of colonised India, Lord Louis Mountbatten – or Dickie, as he was known – played by the rosy Hugh Bonneville. In one of his first scenes, Mountbatten instructs his Indian valets that he never wants to spend more than two minutes getting dressed »

- Fatima Bhutto

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Viceroy’s House movie review: are we condemned to repeat this?

2 March 2017 6:29 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Snappy, snappish historical drama about the partition of India rings with sly humor, dry cynicism, and a smack of relevance for today’s divisive politics. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

In 1947, Lord Louis “Dickie” Mountbatten, cousin to King George VI, was sent to India as its last viceroy, to rule in George’s stead — he was Emperor of India, of course — and to facilitate that nation’s transition to independence. And as depicted in Viceroy’s House, Gurinder Chadha’s snappy and later snappish drama about the handover, Mountbatten is initially a rather cheery midwife to the end of the British Empire. Hugh Bonneville (Paddington, The Monuments Men) brings a certain bonhomie to a man described as someone who “could charm a vulture off a corpse,” and Dickie and his wife, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Movie Review – Viceroy’s House (2017)

1 March 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Viceroy’s House, 2017.

Directed by Gurinder Chadha.

Starring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Michael Gambon, Huma Qureshi, Lily Travers, Simon Callow, and Om Puri.

Synopsis:

Lord Mountbatten, as the last appointed Viceroy of India in 1947, is tasked with handing the country back to its people after 300 years of British imperial rule.  His and his family’s hopes for a smooth transition come under immense pressure as the traumatic reality of Partition becomes apparent.

Viceroy’s House is, at heart, a well-meaning and carefully balanced film about a particularly bloody chapter of India and Pakistan’s shared history – Partition. Director and screenwriter Gurinder Chadha, alongside her co-writers Moira Buffini and frequent collaborator Paul Mayeda Berges, has taken great pains to ensure a largely sympathetic re-telling of all sides of this history, but perhaps sacrifices some of the film’s bite in the process. It is, however, still an engaging and visually stunning piece of cinema. »

- Tori Brazier

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“Viceroy’s House inspired by my family experience of Partition of India” – director Gurinder Chadha

24 February 2017 8:26 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Viceroy’s House, directed by Gurinder Chadha is releasing nationwide ‪on 3rd March 2017‬ and stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Huma Qureshi and Manish Dayal. The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

British Asian director Gurinder Chadha’s first research into the events of 1947 and Partition began following her participation in BBC programme “Who Do You Think You Are”, a look back into her family history.

To coincide with the release of Viceroy’s House, Chadha has invited her uncles Kalwant and Balwant Singh Chadha to share their incredible true stories and experiences of living through the Partition, experiences which inevitably helped the process of making Viceroy’s House.

Kalwant and Balwant Singh Chadha were featured on ITN News earlier this week, alongside Gurinder Chadha, »

- Press Releases

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In Pictures: Stars of Viceroy’s House join director Gurinder Chadha for UK Premiere

24 February 2017 3:04 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

London’s iconic Curzon Mayfair played host to the UK Premiere of Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House last Tuesday. The British Asian filmmaker led the star cast including Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal and Huma Qureshi on the red carpet. Also joining the Premiere were fellow cast members Darshan Jariwala, Lily Travers, Tanveer Ghani and Jaz Deol.

The night saw stars from TV, film and music descend on the red carpet, including EastendersNitin Ganatra, Pakistani film star Armeena Khan and British chart topping duo Naughty Boy and Emeli Sande.

Viceroy’s House, directed by Gurinder Chadha is releasing nationwide ‪on 3rd March 2017. The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

Following the UK premiere, Gurinder Chadha begins a 3-week regional Q »

- Press Releases

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New Viceroy’s House clip features Hugh Bonneville, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow

23 February 2017 5:50 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

New Viceroy’s House Clip debuts online

Pathe have releases a brand new Viceroy’s House clip, which features three of Britain’s acting greats in Hugh Bonneville, Michael Gambon and Simon Callow. Gurinder Chadha‘s film opens in UK cinemas next Friday 3rd March.

The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

The British cast is led by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson (The X Files, The Fall) as his wife, Lady Mountbatten; Lily Travers (Kingsman) as their daughter, Pamela; and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Quartet) and Simon Callow (A Room With A View, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as key civil servants.

The Indian and Pakistani cast is led by Manish Dayal (The Hundred Foot Journey), Huma Qureshi »

- Paul Heath

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Premiere Interviews: Viceroy’s House – Gurinder Chadha, Huma Qureshi, Manish Dayal & more

22 February 2017 2:54 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

We present our interviews from the red carpet of the UK Premiere of Viceroy’s House, held yesterday evening at the at Curzon Mayfair in London.

The film stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Lily Travers, Manish Dayal and Huma Qureshi, and is directed by Gurinder Chadha. It tells the story of the final Viceroy in India before its independence. Chadha’s take on the division of the Indian Empire is told through the relationship between the titular Viceroy and his wife, and the emergent love between one of their servants and his bride.

The film has a fine cast and looks, from the trailers, to be a visually sumptuous enterprise. Scott Davis and Colin Hart were on the red carpet this evening.

Director Gurinder Chadha spoke eloquently on the timing of the film, and the importance of learning from history.

“When we were making the film the »

- Jon Lyus

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A.R. Rahman talks Viceroy’s House music

18 February 2017 4:02 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Viceroy’s House, directed by Gurinder Chadha is releasing nationwide on 3rd March 2017 and stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Huma Qureshi and Manish Dayal. The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

The film is accompanied by a beautiful and moving score, composed by Oscar and Grammy winning maestro A.R. Rahman. Speaking in a recent interview, Rahman references Viceroy’s House:

“Gurinder’s expectation was to have something very classic, very rooted and at the same time universal. I’ve used the sarangi, a strings and brass orchestra, a lot of flute — mainly classical instruments.”

The official soundtrack for Viceroy’s House coincides its release with the film and will be available to buy on all digital outlets on Friday 3rd March. The album »

- Stacey Yount

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Viceroy’s House Movie Review

16 February 2017 2:17 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

There are some films that you see and you instantly know what you want to say about it, how you want to say it and exactly what you think.  Then there are the types of films that make you think. You need to go away and understand what you saw and then write. The Viceroy’s House is one of those films.

A story about the transfer of power from Britain to India and the partition is something I think every South Asian with an Indian or Pakistani heritage is familiar with. It is a sensitive subject that has been presented many a times in the Indian film industry and is used even now as a main topic or an underlying backstory. The stories we are familiar with, are generally told from the South Asian perspective. Gurinder Chadha has turned the story around, and told it from the British point of view. »

- Rima Bhatia

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See Hugh Bonneville in a new clip from Viceroy’s House

15 February 2017 8:55 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We posted our review of Viceroy’s House from the Berlin Film Festival on Sunday evening (read it here), and now we can share a new clip from the upcoming film, which arrives in cinemas on March 3rd.

The film tells the true story of the final months of British rule in India and its release will coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan.

The British cast is led by Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) as Lord Mountbatten; Gillian Anderson (The X Files, The Fall) as his wife, Lady Mountbatten; Lily Travers (Kingsman) as their daughter, Pamela; and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, Quartet) and Simon Callow (A Room With A View, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as key civil servants.

The Indian and Pakistani cast is led by Manish Dayal (The Hundred Foot Journey), Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur) and Om Puri (The Hundred Foot Journey, »

- Paul Heath

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Gurinder Chadha finds muse in Huma Qureshi

15 February 2017 6:14 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan made her Hollywood debut in 2004 with the film Bride and Prejudice, directed by the acclaimed Gurinder Chadha. The filmmaker will now be launching Huma Qureshi on an international platform, as she takes on a large-canvas film of epic proportion in her upcoming The Viceroy’s House.

While Gurinder Chadha has always been all praise for Aishwarya, referring to her as “a very sharp, intelligent woman who knows how to hold her own in a male-dominated industry” , the filmmaker has now found a favorite in Huma Qureshi, who makes her big Hollywood debut with The Viceroy’s House.

The film headlined by Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Huma Qureshi and Manish Dayal is all set to premiere at the Berlinale 2017. Huma is no stranger to international festivals and with Viceroy’s House becoming an official selection at Berlinale 2017, the film becomes her third to be screened on a global »

- Stacey Yount

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‘Viceroy’s House’ Review: India’s History With the British Gets a Bland Makeover — Berlinale 2017

14 February 2017 12:26 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To its credit, “Viceroy’s House” does tell a gripping story about the Partition of India and the mass displacement that then followed. Full of harrowing details and unbelievable twists, the tale is then brought to a powerfully emotional close with the reveal that it is the story of director Gurinder Chadha’s own family.

To the film’s detriment, it only does so in its final 30 seconds, as a series of titles over black just before the credits roll. Unfortunately, there is nothing a fraction as engaging in the preceding 106 minutes.

“Viceroy’s House” gives away its intentions right there in the title. The film depicts those momentous events of 1947 – the year the British left India for good, though not before carving out chunks of India’s east and west to create the Dominion of Pakistan – from the limited vantage point of the Viceroy’s New Delhi residence, now known as the Rashtrapati Bhavan. »

- Ben Croll

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Viceroy’s House: Two sides of the story emerge in these new character posters

14 February 2017 6:05 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Two new character posters have arrived for British drama, Viceroy’s House and we can’t help thinking they have a link to Valentine’s Day. With Gillian Anderson gazing lovingly at her Husband, Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) on one side and the young lover’s, Jeet and Aalia cosying up to each other.

Related: Viceroy’s House Trailer and Poster

Viceroy’s House is set in a time where men were seen to rule their women and these posters depict this in a blatant manner with both Lord Mountbatten and Jeet in regal, honourable stances ever so slightly in front of the ladies. Even though fitting for the time, to portray this on promotional posters in the 21st century makes them feel dated. Oh and while we are here does anyone else, after watching our previous trailer post for Viceroy’s House, think Gillian Anderson has »

- Zehra Phelan

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Viceroy’s House character posters featuring Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal and Huma Qureshi

14 February 2017 5:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over two weeks to go until its release, two new character posters have arrived online for Gurinder Chadha’s historical drama Viceroy’s House featuring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson, and Manish Dayal and Huma Qureshi; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Viceroy’s House here

Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten (played by Hugh Bonneville), great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people.

The film’s story unfolds within that great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife (Gillian Anderson) and daughter (Lily Travers); downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Alice Eve, Emile Hirsch, Vanessa Hudgens, Hugh Bonneville and David Koechner sign up for The Pre-Nup

13 February 2017 7:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has announced that Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), Emile Hirsch (Lone Survivor), Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and David Koechner (Krampus) have signed up to star in the romantic comedy The Pre-Nup.

The film, which is being sold at the Berlin Film Festival, will be written and directed by Jonathan Lynn, and explores “what happens when an American groom suggests to his British bride the night before their wedding that they should consider a pre-nuptial agreement, a press release explained.”

“Jonathan has packed The Pre-Nup with tons of laughs, romance, and characters that are at once so maddening and lovable you can’t help but be hooked,” said Jamie Carmichael of Content Media Corporation. “Following in the tradition of great romantic comedies like Notting Hill, Four Weddings and a Funeral and The Proposal, The Pre-Nup is a wholly original romantic comedy of errors about what »

- Gary Collinson

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Berlinale: ‘Viceroy’s House’ Is Personal and Political Says Gurinder Chadha

13 February 2017 3:21 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Contemporary politics came to the fore once again at the Berlin Film Festival. This time it concerned “Viceroy’s House,” Gurinder Chadha’s period piece about turbulent events at the time that India separated from the British Empire.

While the end of end of empire is clearly large canvas stuff, Chadha chose not only to set the film in a microcosm – the ridiculously opulent palace inhabited by the Viceroy of India and 500 servants – she also pitched it as a personal project.

Chadha was born in East Africa of Punjabi parents and grew up in the U.K. where hostile locals told her to go home. “But my homeland was now in Pakistan,” she said. She refused to call it anything other than “pre-partition India,” until a research trip took her to the Punjab and her family’s ancestral home, where five refugee families had taken up residence.

“Now we are »

- Patrick Frater

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Alice Eve, Emile Hirsch and Vanessa Huygens sign The Pre-Nup

12 February 2017 9:43 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Actors Alice Eve, Emile Hirsch and Vanessa Hudgens have signed up to star in writer/ director Jonathan Lynn’s The Pre-Nup. Lynn is the man responsible for the likes of My Cousin Vinny and The Whole Nine Yards, so expect heaps of comedy in the new film, which also has the likes of Hugh Bonneville, David Koecher and Sebastian Maniscalco amongst the cast.

In the film, Zac (Hirsch) is a well-to-do American investment banker, who couldn’t be more thrilled when he gets engaged to Alice (Eve), a British ex-pat and aspiring novelist. But as soon as the happy news trickles down to his friends and family, trouble flares up. Zac’s father is a former rock star and notorious womanizer who pays more alimony than most lawyers in Beverly Hills put together. With this in mind, he insists that Zac have Alice sign a pre-nup, or he’ll cut »

- Paul Heath

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