Category: Drama

Isaka Sawadogo and Asma Nouman Aden in Sounds of Sand

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

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Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in Philomena

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

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Parker Posey and Melvil Poupaud in Broken English

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

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Sean Penn in This Must Be the Place

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

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Joaquin Phoenix in Her

Her

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 August   Storm botnet maximum, 2007 Today marks the day when, in 2007, activity by the Storm Worm Trojan horse reached its maximum. Having been identified in January 2007, the worm spread via emails

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Shailene Woodley, George Clooney, Amara Miller and Nick Krause

The Descendants

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 August   Hawaii becomes 50th US state, 1959 Today marks the day when, in 1959, Hawaii became a part of the United States. It came about as a result of revolution which unseated the

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Anna Friel in Bathory: Countess of Blood

Bathory: Countess of Blood

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     20 August   Hungary founded by St Stephen, 1000 On this day in 1000, Hungary was established as a country in the Carpathian basin by Stephen I. The area had been settled by semi-nomadic tribes

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Golshifteh Farahani and Hamidreza Javdan in The Patience Stone

The Patience Stone

A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 August   Afghanistan independence, 1919 On this day in 1919, King Amanullah Khan declared Afghanistan a sovereign and independent country. His country had been at war with the British since May of 1919, in what

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Dinara Drukarova, Nino Khomasuridze and Esther Gorintin

Since Otar Left

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 August   Cave city of Vardzia consecrated, 1185 On this day in 1185, the cave monastery of Vardzia, on the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain in Southern Georgia, was consecrated by Queen Tamar of

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Lucas Biscombe and Isabelle Huppert in Time of the Wolf

Time of the Wolf

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     11 August   Mesoamerican long count calendar, 3114BC On this day in 3114BC, the world was created. Or it was if you are using the MesoAmerican, or Mayan, long form calendar, which takes 11 August

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