Film of the Day

Antiviral

Caleb Landry Jones in Antiviral

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 February     Rare Disease Day This day every leap year is Rare Disease Day. Initially chosen because the day itself is rare, and to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Orphan Drug Act in the USA (which makes …

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Tulpan

Askhat Kuchencherekov in Tulpan

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     31 August   Princess Diana dies, 1997 On this day in 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales died in a car crash in the Pont D’Alma road tunnel in Paris. Also in the car were Henri Paul, the driver, and Dodi …

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11.6

François Cluzet in 11.6

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     30 August   Warren Buffett born, 1930 On this day in 1930, the business magnate Warren Edward Buffett was born, in Omaha, Nebraska, the second of the three children of a father who was a US congressman and stockbroker. At …

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Hours

The meet cute: Paul Walker and Genesis Rodriguez in Hours

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 August   Hurricane Katrina, 2005 On this day in 2005, Hurricane Katrina touched down for the second time in Louisiana, USA. The seventh most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded (three of the other six were also from the 2005 …

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Faust

Gösta Ekman as Faust

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 August   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe born, 1749 On this day in 1749, the writer, philosopher and German statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born, in Frankfurt am Main, then an Imperial Free City of the Holy Roman Empire, …

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Sounds of Sand

Isaka Sawadogo and Asma Nouman Aden in Sounds of Sand

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 August   Anglo-Zanzibar War, 1896 On this day in 1896, the shortest war in world history was fought, between the United Kingdom and the Sultanate of Zanzibar. It lasted around 40 minutes and was caused by the death of …

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Philomena

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in Philomena

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 August   Mother Teresa born, 1910 On this day in 1910, Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was born in Skopje, Albania (now in the Republic of Macedonia). Raised a Catholic, from an early age she was interested in the work of …

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Broken English

Parker Posey and Melvil Poupaud in Broken English

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     25 August   Paris liberated, 1944 On this day in 1944 the German garrison in Paris surrendered and Paris was liberated, after a battle lasting six days. It had started with an uprising by the French Resistance on 19 August, …

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This Must Be the Place

Sean Penn in This Must Be the Place

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 August   The Mainz pogrom, 1349 In the 14th century, the bubonic plague – aka the Black Death – killed between 30 and 60 per cent of Europe’s population (20-30 million people) in the course of about six years. …

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I Come with the Rain

Josh Hartnett

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 August   Beginning of the Philippine Revolution, 1896 On this day in 1896, the Cry of Pugad Lawin, or Balintawak, took place. It marked the opening phase of the revolution in the Philippines against Spanish colonial rule, and refers …

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