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MY COUSIN RACHELDirected by ROGER MICHELL Starring RACHEL WEISZ, SAM CLAFLIN

CHURCHILLDirected by JONATHON TEPLITZKY Starring BRIAN COX, MIRANDA RICHARDSON

THE PROMISEDirected by TERRY GEORGE Starring OSCAR ISAAC, CHARLOTTE LE BON, CHRISTIAN BALE

First published in 1951 and set a century earlier, Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel is more than just a slow-burning gothic romance. It’s about the gap between perception and reality; the human tendency to build towers of suspicion on shifting sands of speculation.

In the first major screen version in 65 years, Sam Claflin is Philip, an orphan raised by his cousin Ambrose. When he learns his guardian has married their mutual cousin in Italy and promptly expired, Philip is convinced Ambrose was poisoned —

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