AFI Fest is right around the corner and Awards Circuit will be covering all the films and happenings at the festival. There are so many titles playing at the fest but I asked the writers to vote on their top 10 films they most wanted to see at the fest and combined them together to create an ultimate top 10 for AFI Fest. You can view the full schedule here, but for now, check out what the staff is excited to see!
Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity Dickens – famous, controlling and emotionally isolated – falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theater is a vital arena for Dickens, a man more emotionally coherent on the page or on stage than in life. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens’ passion and his muse, secrecy is the price for both of them, and for Nelly a life of invisibility. Based on Claire Tomalin’s biography of Nelly Ternan, whose rapturous affair with Dickens inspired some of his most famed characters, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, under the steadfast and alluring direction of Ralph Fiennes, exquisitely brings one of the great love stories in literary history to life.