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The Thirteenth Tale (2013)

Follows aging novelist Vida Winter, who enlists a young writer to finally tell the story of her life including her mysterious childhood spent in Angelfield House, which burned to the ground when she was a teenager.

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James Kent

Writers:

Christopher Hampton, Diane Setterfield (based on novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janet Amsden Janet Amsden ... The Missus
Alice Barlow Alice Barlow ... Moira
Isabel Barlow Isabel Barlow ... Young Margaret
Emily Beecham ... Isabelle March
Antonia Clarke ... Young Emmeline
Olivia Colman ... Margaret Lea
Jacqueline Davis Jacqueline Davis ... Judith
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Dr. Mawsley
Lizzie Hopley Lizzie Hopley ... Theodora Mawsley
Michael Jibson ... Charlie Angelfield
Adam Long ... Ambrose Proctor
Steven Mackintosh ... Dr. Clifton
Madeleine Power ... Emmeline & Adeline, age 9
Robert Pugh ... John The Dig
Vanessa Redgrave ... Vida Winter
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The story of the residents of Angelfield House and follows ageing novelist Vida Winter, who enlists a young writer to finally tell the story of her life - including her mysterious childhood spent in Angelfield House, which burned to the ground when she was a teenager. Written by Diane Setterfield

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Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thirteenth Tale See more »

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Heyday Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Vanessa Redgrave portrays Vida Winter in this film, and her sister, Lynn Redgrave, portrays the part of Vida Winter in the audiobook by Diane Setterfield, on which this film is based. See more »

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19 August 2017 | by animupsychoSee all my reviews

This is really one of my favorites I've seen throughout the year of 2013.

Cinematography 8/10: The cinematography is beautiful. Most of the shots and standpoints in this film were well done.

Characters 7/10: Throughout this film, the characters were well- developed, but not every character was interesting and had no real background.

Plot 9/10: This movie had a very good plot, there wasn't any plot holes from my perspective and it was an intriguing ride.

Cast 8/10: The cast was well-chosen and all had a very good performance. I've always been a fan of Vanessa Redgrave and this performance of hers as Vida Winter was incredibly well done.

Conclusion: This movie is great and I give it an 8.25/10.


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