1308 – The Painted Veil (2006)

timespace coordinates: 1920s London >  Shanghai >  small village in a remote area of China (Huangyao Ancient Town (黄姚古镇, huángyáo gǔzhèn) in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region)The-Painted-Veil-movie-posterThe Painted Veil is a 2006 American drama film directed by John Curran. The screenplay by Ron Nyswaner is based on the 1925 novel of the same title by W. Somerset MaughamEdward NortonNaomi WattsToby Jones, Lü YanAnthony Wong Chau Sang and Liev Schreiber appear in the leading roles.

This is the third film adaptation of the Maugham book, following a 1934 film starring Greta Garbo and Herbert Marshall and a 1957 version called The Seventh Sin with Bill Travers and Eleanor Parker. (wiki)

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1214 – Tumbbad (2018)

timespace coordinates: 1918 – 1933 – 1947 Tumbbad village, western India (British Raj) / Pune

“The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not everyone’s greed,” Mahatma Gandhi (!)

Tumbbad is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language period horror film directed by debutant Rahi Anil Barve and co-directed by Adesh Prasad. Written by Barve, Prasad, Mitesh Shah and Anand Gandhi, who also served as the creative director, the film was produced by Sohum ShahAanand L. Rai, Mukesh Shah and Amita Shah. Starring Shah in the lead role as Vinayak Rao, it follows the story of his search for a hidden treasure in 20th century Maharashtra. Pankaj Kumar served as the director of photography while Sanyukta Kaza was its editor. Music. (wiki) 

The movie was shot for 6 years. The scenes shown in the city of Tumbbad which gets rain throughout the year was shot over 4 monsoons.

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1027 – Beneath Hill 60 (2010)

timespace coordinates: 1916 – 1917 Queensland > Belgium, Western Front (World War I) MV5BMTMxMzExNTA0OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTg1MDgxMw@@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,674,1000_AL_Beneath Hill 60 is a 2010 Australian war film directed by Jeremy Sims (credited as Jeremy Hartley Sims) and written by David Roach.

Set during World War I, the film tells the story of the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company’s efforts in mining underneath Hill 60 in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front. During the war, a series of mines filled with explosive charges were placed beneath German lines to aid the advance of British troops. The screenplay is based on an account of the ordeal written by Captain Oliver Woodward, who is portrayed by Brendan Cowell in the film. (wiki)

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911 – Black ’47 (2018)

timespace coordinates: Ireland during the Great FamineMV5BNzRlMzE0ZDQtYjg3MS00NGJlLWE2ODgtZTk2Y2M0MjYxMjdjXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNDIxNTU2Ng@@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,674,1000_AL_Black ’47 is a 2018 Irish period drama film directed by Lance Daly. The screenplay is by PJ Dillon, Pierce Ryan, Eugene O’Brien and Lance Daly, based on the Irish-language short film An Ranger, written and directed by Dillon and Ryan. The film stars Hugo WeavingJames FrechevilleJim BroadbentStephen ReaFreddie FoxBarry KeoghanMoe Dunford, and Sarah Greene. MV5BMjUwMTIwMzYxNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTM4MjMwNjM@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,674,1000_AL_Set in Ireland during the Great Famine, the film follows an Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, as he abandons his post to reunite with his family. The title is taken from the most devastating year of the famine, 1847, which is referred to as “Black ’47”. (wiki)

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901 – Mowgli (2018)

timespace coordinates: 1850s British Raj

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (also known and stylized on screen simply as Mowgli) is a 2018 fantasy adventure film directed by Andy Serkis based on stories collected in All the Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling. The film stars Rohan ChandMatthew Rhys, and Freida Pinto, along with voice and motion capture performances from Christian BaleCate BlanchettBenedict CumberbatchNaomie Harris, and Serkis. (wiki)

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‘Mowgli’: A wildly impressive — and very dark — version of ‘The Jungle Book’

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869 – Cruickshank on Kew: The Garden That Changed the World (2009 Documentary)

As the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew prepare to celebrate their 250th anniversary, Dan Cruickshank unearths some of the surprising stories that shaped the famous gardens. His travels take him from the royal gardens to the corridors of power and the outposts of the Empire as he pieces together Kew’s story, uncovering tales of bravery, high adventure, passion and drama. (docuwiki)

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