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I need a good period film to watch this afternoon

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LaurieFairyCake Thu 02-Jul-15 13:10:51

Ive seen and loved emma/wuthering heights/sense and sensibility/Madame Flaubert/Jane eyre

Need something else smile

Anyone seen anything good?

MyIronLung Thu 02-Jul-15 13:22:10

I really enjoyed The young Victoria with Emily Blunt. It was on I player but I'm not sure if it is now.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Thu 02-Jul-15 13:22:30

Recently I've watched The Edge Of Love and Attonement - both WWII.

Wilde - Victorian.

Rent - 90s.

All very much enjoyed.

LaurieFairyCake Thu 02-Jul-15 13:24:43

I haven't seen the Edge of Love or the young Victoria

Thank you both smile

SenecaFalls Thu 02-Jul-15 13:24:50


FreudiansSlipper Thu 02-Jul-15 13:24:54

Does it have to be English ?

Tess is wonderful though I know some boycott watching Roman Polanski's

LeBearPolar Thu 02-Jul-15 13:25:26

I love the Joe Wright Pride and Prejudice but many hate it because of a) the absence of Colin Firth and b) the presence of Keira Knightley.

I can watch Sense and Sensibility over and over again. Which versions of all the films you mention have you seen? - there are multiple Jane Eyres! How about Tess of the D'Urbervilles with Gemma Arterton or Persuasion with Ciaran Hinds?

rightsaidthread Thu 02-Jul-15 13:35:46

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SenecaFalls Thu 02-Jul-15 13:42:58

Persuasion with Ciaran Hinds. Oh, yes.

TheTravellingLemon Thu 02-Jul-15 13:44:11

Not a film, but I recently watched Parade's End for the first time and loved it.

teacupnic Thu 02-Jul-15 13:46:42

I think I might be sleep deprived. I took 'period film' to be a film you watch while you're on your period rather than a costume drama type thing...

petitdonkey Thu 02-Jul-15 13:47:25

Young Victoria is fabulous - I find Emily Blunt mesmerising.

I did read your thread title as "I've got my period and need something comforting to watch" though grin

Roussette Thu 02-Jul-15 13:50:44

One of my most favourite films is "The Go Between" starring Julie Christie, Edward Fox and Alan Bates.

I know it's an old film but it has remained one of my favourites, haven't seen it for years but out the blue it was on TV about 6 months ago and it was just as good. It's set in 1900 and is so atmospheric and beautifully shot.

OwlOffshore Thu 02-Jul-15 13:57:09

Another vote for the version of Persuasion with Ciaran Hinds. It's fab, fab, fab.

Or Parade's End if you need something on Netflix.

cosmicglittergirl Thu 02-Jul-15 13:57:13

The 2007 version of Persuasion is good.
BBC's North and South is excellent. Proper brooding.

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 02-Jul-15 14:09:23

With the permission of the OP, we are going to shimmy this one over to Films.


LaurieFairyCake Thu 02-Jul-15 15:46:11

Right ive just watched "Another Life" as it 99p on Sky - pretty good, hadn't heard the (true) story before

My next movie is Edge of Love - the only one Sky is doing

Can't find Persuasion on sky/now/Netflix

<settles down for next fillum>

OneDayWhenIGrowUp Thu 02-Jul-15 15:53:03

The Duchess is good. If you don't mind Keira Knightley, but that role kind of suits her

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