Clevedon’s latest films

PUBLISHED: 09:55 16 November 2011

Rhys Ifans, left, and Xavier Samuel in Columbia Pictures' Anonymous.

Rhys Ifans, left, and Xavier Samuel in Columbia Pictures' Anonymous.

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WHO was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? The age-old issue is speculated on in the latest film to be shown in Clevedon - Anonymous (12A).

Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous looks at the issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds.

Experts have debated, books have been written and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature.

Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of Greedy Nobles hungry for the power of the throne were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

Starring Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Rafe Spall, Xavier Samuel and Derek Jacpbi, Anonymous is directed by Roland Emmerich.

Anonymous will be screened at The Curzon Community Cinema in Old Church Road from Friday until Tuesday.

* On November 16-17, The Curzon will screen We Need To Talk About Kevin (15).

Starring Tilda Swinton, the emotional thriller is based on the Orange Prize-winning novel.

When 15-year-old Kevin does something unforgivable in the eyes of the entire community, commits a high school massacre, his mother, Eva, grapples with her own feelings of grief and responsibility.

How much of what Kevin did was her fault?

* For more details and full viewing times visit www.curzon.org.uk or call 01275 871000.


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