Inspired by true friendship
The true story of Tony Vallelonga, a 1960s nightclub bouncer from New York. Hired to drive African-American jazz musician Don Shirley on a concert tour through the hostile & segregated deep south, they’re armed only with The Green Book, a guide to safe places for people of colour.
After marrying a successful Parisian writer, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from rural France to the splendour of Paris. Willy convinces Colette to ghost-write for him and the result is a bestseller. Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris … and Colette’s fight over creative ownership begins.
Nureyev’s defection on screen
The story of ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev and his sensational escape to the west in the early 60s at the age of 23, while on his first European tour. It’s directed by Ralph Fiennes, who also co-stars as Nureyev’s teacher, Pushkin and is elegantly scripted by playwright David Hare.