It's Culture Night - Find Your Movie Match!

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This Friday is Culture Night, the annual extravaganza which sees just about every area of the arts – and plenty more besides! – celebrated across the country. Whether it’s gigs and performances, talks and readings, or tours and demonstrations, there’s something going on just about everywhere you look – and something to suit every taste.


And that’s something that can also be said of Virgin Movies, where the selection of films to rent has something to tickle just about everyone’s fancy! That’s why we’re getting in the mood by selecting the perfect viewing for all culture vultures this weekend; so hit the sofa and prepare to get your fix of erudite entertainment!


For dancing kings and queens…


Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


The true story of ballet superstar Rudolf Nureyev is brought to life in stirring style in this delectable drama directed by the legendary Ralph Fiennes. It looks sumptuous – predictably enough – and the fascinating tale of defection needs little by way of embellishment to make it a gripping, emotional and powerful watch.



For the music mad…


Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


With our own Jessie Buckley front and centre, this musical masterpiece follows a Scottish woman who dreams of making it to Nashville. The tunes are stomping and the performances captivating, while the journey has just the right amount of twists and turns to keep hearts in mouths; when Variety selected Buckley as one of their ten faces to watch in the year ahead, we’re pretty sure this didn’t do her cause any harm!



If the world’s a stage…


Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


First thing’s first; wrestling is culture! And even if you’re not entirely convinced by the ultra-physical form of theatre that is professional wrestling, you won’t be able to resist this delectable comedy, written and directed by the wonderful Stephen Merchant. Hard-hitting and heartwarming in equal measure, the tale of a girl’s path from the backroads of Britain to the bright lights of Hollywood is one not to be missed…



For the literary minds…


Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


Set long before the creation of Middle Earth, this film looks at the formative years of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien – with the inimitable Nicholas Hoult in the leading role. A perfectly weighted period piece, the biopic covers everything from school to World War One – but it’s the hints at the experiences that would shape his most famous work that will make fans smile with recognition…



For the history buffs…


Available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99


OK, so we have to admit that we’re not 100% sure on the historical accuracy of Yorgos Lanthimos’ madcap comedy. What we can say with complete confidence, however, is that movies like this don’t come along everyday! Olivia Colman is supreme as Queen Anne – as her Oscar proves – while Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz are exceptional as her ladies-in-waiting. Brilliantly bonkers, it’s one to savour – even if you won’t find it in history books!



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