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Renaissance Films (Firm)

Works: 29 works in 199 publications in 1 language and 8,837 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Historical films  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  History  War films  Action and adventure films  Fiction films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Renaissance Films (Firm)
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prince Hal" has ascended to the throne of England. He proceeds to assert his hereditary claim to the throne of France, gathers an army and embarks on a course that will lead to one of England's greatest battlefield triumphs--the bloody Battle of Agincourt--and forever change the face of Europe. King Henry V unites his people, deals justly with traitors, leads his soldiers to victory, and in the end ensures the peace by marrying the French princess Katherine
Much Ado About Nothing( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his wedding a week away, Claudio can't wait to marry the beautiful young Hero. To distract him, his best friend Don Pedro devises mischief: a romantic trap for the sharp-tongued Beatrice and the man she loves to hate, Benedick. Their amusement is almost spoiled by the jealous scheming of Don John, but love and laughter prevail when the local constable unwittingly exposes the plot--and all the trouble proves to be much ado about nothing (111 min.)
Twelfth night, or, What you will by William Shakespeare( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of twins shipwrecked on an unfriendly Illyrian shore. Viola, believing her twin brother is dead, disguises herself in male attire and joins the retinue of the lovesick Duke Orsino
The wings of the dove by Iain Softley( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young society woman's love for a common journalist presents her with an impossible decision: leave him or marry and face a life of poverty. Events take an unexpected twist when she befriends a lonely young heiress whose own tragic secret offers an irresistible but dangerous solution
Much ado about nothing by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Shakespeare's tale of love and enchantment set against a backdrop of mistaken identities and bawdy good fun
The reckoning by Barry Unsworth( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this powerful murder-mystery set in the Middle Ages, a priest on the lam joins a traveling band of actors who try to solve a murder by re-creating the crime in a play. Based on the novel by Barry Unsworth
The safety of objects by Rose Troche( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once an up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Paul Gold now lies in a coma. He is attentively nursed by his mother Esther, who dotes on her son to the point that her husband and daughter, Julie, feel very left out. Meanwhile, Jim Train is a workaholic lawyer who is closer to his tortes than to his spouse Susan. Their son Jake has taken a morbid fascination with his sister's baby doll. At the same time, Paul's former lover Annette Jennings is trying to pull her life and her family back together after a particularly brutal divorce
The Luzhin defence by Marleen Gorris( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric chess master, whose unstable childhood rendered him incapable of relating well with others, finds that chess is his only escape and solace. At an Italian resort, where he is favored to win a prestigious chess championship, he meets and falls in love with a caring woman. When a former mentor turned jealous saboteur tries to destroy his confidence, the fragile genius may lose more than just the big game
Peter's friends by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after they were members of a music and comedy troupe at Cambridge University, a diverse group of friends in their early 30s gather at the expansive estate of Peter Morton. Various jealousies and fears are revealed between joyous feasts
Twelfth night by Trevor Nunn( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An all-star ensemble cast brings William Shakespeare's best-loved comedy to life. The outlandish tale of troublesome twins who win the heart of the same woman (even though one of them is a girl herself masquerading as a boy who has fallen in love with the duke.)
The mother by Roger Michell( Visual )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly widowed woman moves to London to be near her family. She soon feels like she is just an invisible old lady until a young man comes into her life. She finds things in herself that she thought were lost forever, but at what cost?
Hard target by John Woo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chance Boudreaux is the target of an evil mercenary who recruits combat veterans for the "amusement" of his clients -- bored tycoons who will pay a half a million dollars to stalk and kill the most challenging prey of them all: Man. So when beautiful Natasha Binder hires Chance to search for her missing father, she gets more than she bargained for
Disco pigs by Kirsten Sheridan( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two lifelong friends share an indestructible and almost telepathic bond, shutting out their friends, their families ... in fact, the entire outside world. As forces try to tear them apart, they will do anything to stay together
1st night by Christopher Menaul( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealthy industrialist Adam aspires to be an opera singer, but his friends see him as little more than a suit in a capitalist world. Adam believes that staging an opera in his lavish country home will not only end his friends' teasing, but will also win him the woman of his dreams - a female conductor who is hired for the show
Edward II ; All over me ; Twelfth night( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All over me: In New York's Hell's Kitchen Claude and her best friend Ellen come of age in an urban culture which has many pitfalls for young women. Even if you don't decide you love your best friend
The reckoning ; Deterrence( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reckoning: A troupe of traveling actors during the Middle Ages stages a play to find the murderer of a local boy -- Deterrence: While taking refuge from a snowstorm, the president learns of an Iraqi offensive
Human traffic by Justin Kerrigan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British cult classic about the crazy world of weekend clubs, drugs, pubs and parties
Candy by Neil Armfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan is a poet who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. As Dan goes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, Candy changes from an actress to a streetwalker and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to try and go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant
Seve : legends are born to win( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite being blocked at almost every turn in pursuit of the sport he loved, Seve Ballesteros fought against adversity to become the most spectacular and charismatic golfer to ever play the game. The film includes dramatic reenactments as well as documentary footage
We don't live here anymore by John Curran( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two couples form adulterous relationships to seek refuge from their failing marriages
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