Actor Niamh O’Rourke portrays  Countess Constance Markievicz at an Easter Rising centenary commemoration in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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John Lithgow and Alfred Molina in Love Is Strange

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Independence Plaza in the centre of Mexico City. Independence Plaza in the centre of Mexico City.
Down Mexico way

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