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Another Country (40th Anniversary)

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Celebrating its 40th anniversary, this groundbreaking gay classic features star-making (and swoon-worthy) performances from Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Cary Elwes.

Based on Julian Mitchell’s acclaimed play and inspired by true events, Another Country explores the impact 1930s British boarding school life had on Guy Bennett (Everett), and his later decision to become a Soviet spy. After falling madly in love with a fellow student (Elwes), Guy must decide between asserting his sexual identity or conforming with the school’s oppressive student hierarchy. With its thought-provoking screenplay and sublime performances, the film unforgettably captures the dreamy idealism of youth and first love.

Content warning: contains suicide themes.

1984 Cannes Film Festival – Winner Best Artistic Contribution
1985 BAFTA Awards – Nominee for Most Outstanding Newcomer, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Editing

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About Another Country (40th Anniversary)
  • Community

    Gay Men
  • Director

    Marek Kanievska
  • Writer

    Julian Mitchell
  • Cast

    Cary Elwes Colin Firth Michael Jenn Rupert Everett
  • Producer

    Alan Marshall
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: Goldcrest Films
  • Program Strand

    Narrative Feature Retrospective
  • Blurb Writer

    David Blanco
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