Movie 1: All Quiet on the Western Front
This is the gripping story of a group of young German friends as they prepare to enter WWI in France. The movie does not shy away from the brutal, gruesome and merciless scenes of war. Nor does it glorify it. Hard to watch at times yet riveting. This is Germanys official entry for the 2023 Oscars. On Netflix. We watched the dubbed English version.
Movie 2: Empire of Light
Beautifully filmed on the south coast of England, this movie is ultimately a love story. It’s a compelling drama about the power and fragility of human connection. Filmed mostly inside a wonderful art deco movie palace. The cast is excellent with several Academy Award and Bafta winners.
Movie 3: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
Based on the controversial D.H. Lawrence book of the same name, this is a beautifully told love story set in Northern Wales. The novel was originally banned in the US and England as being obscene. A newlywed wife falls in love with one of the groundskeepers. You may recognize the lead actress, Emma Corrin, from the miniseries The Crown. This is on Netflix.