Established in 1993, Elysian Films is a UK-based producer of award-winning feature films, shorts and documentaries. Its first international feature film, SKIN, starring Sam Neill and Sophie Okonedo, dramatises one of the most bizarre and fascinating true stories to emerge from South Africa (

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Good Hope Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris



A feature documentary exploring South Africa’s turbulent present and more hopeful future. The country sits on a knife edge; will civil society and a politically engaged younger generation be able to save it? 


Good Hope is an emotional roller coaster, grappling with many issues that the whole world is currently facing: the rise of populism, xenophobia, racism, socio-economic and gender inequalities - and divisive, identity politics. 


Ultimately, it provides a message of hope. Co-produced with Moonlighting Films. Available to rent or buy on the Good Hope website.


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An new adaptation of Paul Gallico's much-loved novel about a cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior. She scrimps and saves, gambles and starves, until she finally sets off for Paris in pursuit of her dream. On her journey, she transforms her life and that of everyone she meets - and returns home to further surprises.


Starring Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs, Lambert Wilson, Alba Baptista, Lucas Bravo and Rose Williams, the film has been acquired by Focus Features for worldwide cinema release. 


US release date: 15 July 2022. UK (and rest of world): 29 September 2022

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