The Thirteenth Tale is a haunting psychological mystery adapted by Oscar winning screenwriter Christopher Hampton from Diane Setterfield's bestselling novel. Biographer Margaret Lea (Olivia Colman - Broadchurch) is summoned to the Yorkshire home of reclusive dying novelist Vida Winter (Vanessa Redgrave – Atonement) who has handpicked Margaret to write her biography. Though initially hesitant as Vida has a reputation for distorting facts in interviews Margaret becomes fascinated by her previously untold story. As the novelist recounts her dark and disturbing... childhood Margaret is compelled to finally face the trauma of her own past. But as time runs out Margaret desperate to hear the end of Vida's story begins to wonder if she is hearing the confessions of a murderer. [show more]
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Olivia Coleman and Vanessa Redgrave star in this psychological drama based on Diane Setterfield's novel. When biographer Margaret Lea (Coleman) is asked to visit reclusive novelist Vida Winter (Redgrave) with a view to writing about her life, Margaret rapidly becomes hooked on the dying woman's story. As Vida tells Margaret of the disturbing events of her dark and interesting life Margaret starts to wonder if she is actually listening to a series of confessions rather than memoirs. Sophie Turner also stars.