Today’s selection of films is different in that the actresses in them play strong women. By virtue of circumstances or at their own will, they acquire a core and fascinate the viewer from the first minute. Recommended !!
The Dressmaker (2015)
Cast: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth
Myrtle Donaj was accused of murder and sent to a closed boarding school, from where she manages to escape. A few years later, returning to her native town, she came across a rejection of local residents, in the memory of which the circumstances of her departure are alive. However, Myrtle gradually manages to establish relations with them due to his talent of dressmaker. But old secrets, as is known, do not disappear, but only hide. At the time.
Cast: Bree Larson, Jacob Tremblay
The life of 17-year-old Joy changed in a moment – she was kidnapped and imprisoned in a small room in a barn. Two years later she gave birth to a kidnapper, whom she called Jack. From the moment of his birth until the 5th anniversary, when he accidentally manages to escape, the whole world of the boy is limited only by this room. However, life after liberation will not be exactly as Joy imagined.
Still Alice (2014)
Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
The life of the 50-year-old professor of linguistics, Alice Hawland, is a routine success – a successful career, a happy marriage and three children. Once during the report she realizes that his text has disappeared from memory. Doctors diagnose her – the first stage of Alzheimer’s disease, a disease that will cause the consciousness to gradually collapse, and memories will simply be erased.
Testament of Youth (2014)
Cast: Alicia Wickander, Keith Harington
1914. The Life of Faith Britten promises to be happy and successful – she goes to Oxford, she has a loving family and a young man. But everything changes when the First World War breaks into their lives and its brothers, friends and lover are called to the front, and Vera herself becomes a nurse and helps to save the wounded English and German soldiers.
The Help (2011)
Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis
American South, 1960s. Eugene Filan, who is all called Skeeter, returns home after graduating from university, dreaming of becoming a successful writer and breaking out of the sleepy atmosphere of a small town. Trying to find out the reason for the departure of the maid who left the house during her absence, the girl is penetrated by the problems of black people, the attitude to which has practically not changed since the days of slavery.
Cast: Keira Knightley, James McEvoy, Searsha Ronan
1935. 13-year-old Brioni has a rich imagination and dreams of becoming a writer. Once her cousin Lola becomes a victim of a rapist, and Bryony’s consciousness paints scenes that were not, and the girl accuses the son of a servant, Ronnie, the lover of her elder sister Cecilia, in this crime. His guilt is believed by all but Cecilia, and the young man is imprisoned, from where he goes to the battlefields of World War II.
A woman in gold (2015)
Cast: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds
During the Second World War, all the property of the family of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, including Klimt’s painting “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”, was selected by the Nazis. Half a century later, Maria Altman, the niece of Ferdinand, whom he declared his heir, decides to fight for justice and return the stolen goods.
The Young Victoria (2009)
Cast: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend
In world history there is hardly any more influential and popular ruler than Queen Victoria, who has held the British throne for 63 years. However, in addition to the successes that Viktoria managed to achieve in the political arena, she was able to accomplish what she had not been able to do yet-to marry for love.
Рейтинг IMDb: 7,3
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern
Cheryl Stride, who survived a severe divorce and the death of her mother, decides to go on a journey of 1,800 km alone. Its path runs along the Pacific path – a tourist route that passes through difficult mountain ranges located far from large settlements.
Mother and Child (2009)
Cast: Annette Bening, Naomi Watts
Touching drama “Mother and Child” tells about the life of three women whose destinies are about to be intertwined in the most unexpected way for them. It would seem that the 50-year-old single woman Karen who many years ago abandoned her only daughter, successful attorney Elizabeth, who had learned about her unplanned pregnancy, and the young confectioner Lucy, whose diagnosis is infertility, can link it.
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Cast: Judy Dench, Keith Blanchett
Sheba Hart, who came to work in a new school of art teacher, has a trusting relationship with her elderly colleague Barbara, a closed and lonely woman. However, everything changes when Barbara learns that Sheba had an affair with Stephen, a 15-year-old student of the school, and begins to blackmail his young colleague. However, it is not motivated by morality …
Rating IMDb: 7,4
Cast: Rachel Weiss, Max Minghella
Alexandria, the end of the IV century, the Roman Empire is tending to decline, and political quarrels and bloodshed are becoming commonplace. It was in this tragic period that Hypatia lived – the greatest scientist of his time, who has extensive knowledge in philosophy, mathematics and astronomy. However, as the wise Japanese say, there is nothing worse than living in an era of change …
Cast: Diane Lane, John Malkovich
After the death of Penny’s mother Tweedie learns that their farm, where several generations of the family grew racehorses, can go under the hammer. Leaving four children in the care of her husband, she goes to the family home. Soon one of the mares is born a foal named Ryzhik, who in a few years is destined to become a legend of equestrian sport called the Secretariat.
Frances Ha (2012)
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Miki Sumner
In the center of the picture, shot in black and white film, the story of Francis – a 27-year-old dancer-lover, living on the principle of a dragonfly from all known fables. Her life can hardly be called simple, and a series of unpleasant events that fall on the girl’s head one by one, can break anyone. Anyone, but not Francis.
Rating IMDb: 7,4
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Cast: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas
A married lover abandons Pepa, and in an attempt to find out the cause of the sudden rupture, she faces not only his ex-wife who recently left the psychiatric hospital, but also with his son, who accidentally appears on the threshold of her house.