In real-life, controversial Swedish artist Anna Odell wasn't invited to her class reunion, but made a film about what could have happened if she had gone there and confronted her bullies. Later she shows the film to her former classmates, and documents their reactions. The first half of The Reunion is her fictionalised account of what their reunion could have been – the second half is a recreation of the interviews and confrontations with her former classmates.
We’re in the middle of a heat wave in Fenland, England. Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping his Mum run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding pumpkin fields. When his Mum shacks up with untamed stock car driving supremo and ladies’ man Gene Womack, Goob becomes an unwelcome side thought. However Goob’s world turns when exotic pumpkin picker Eva arrives. Fuelled by her flirtatious comments, Goob dreams of better things.
Twelve-year-old Gelsomina runs her unconventional Italian family, with three younger sisters working under her watchful eye. Together they keep the bees and make the honey on their father’s farm oblivious to the world outside of their own. Whilst all around rural life is falling apart, a TV show competition arrives from the city offering a cash prize for a family that can prove it’s the most traditionally Italian. Gelsomina wants to participate in the contest but her father is too consumed with the new farm laws to consider his daughter’s dream. They work tirelessly to expand the bee colonies and even take on help - a delinquent German boy from a youth rehabilitation exchange program. Tension mounts between her father and the boy and soon nothing will be the same for Gelsomina and her family.
June, 1945. Badly injured, her face destroyed, Auschwitz survivor Nelly returns to Berlin. Having barely recovered from facial surgery, she sets out to find her husband Johnny. Nelly’s family has been murdered in the Holocaust - Johnny is convinced that his wife, too, is dead. When Nelly finally tracks him down he doesn’t recognise her, but seeing a resemblance Johnny asks her to take on the identity of his ‘late’ wife in order to access her inherited fortune. Nelly agrees: she becomes her own imposter. She wants to know if he loved her – and whether he betrayed her. She wants her old life back.
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PULP found fame on the world stage in the 1990s with anthems including 'Common People', 'Disco 2000', and 'Babies'. In 2012 they returned to their hometown for what could be their last UK concert. Footage of their phenomenal live showis exclusive to this film and the band also share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality & car maintenance. Director Florian Habicht (Love Story) weaves together these elements with dream-like tableaux featuring the people and the city of Sheffield.
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This collection of Chris Marker films consists of three works that pre-date La Jetée, the featurette that firmly planted his name as a filmmaker, as well as a series of seven shorter films that span each decade of his career thereafter. These remarkable curios reveal much about him, his ideas and his visuality, as well as his take on the modern world from an artistic point-of-view--from China, Siberia and Israel in the 1950s to the Pentagon, art collectives, cheshire cats, haikus and early new media.
Frederick Wiseman, master documentarian, takes the audience behind the scenes of a British institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art. National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings.
Limited to just 1000 numbered editions and featuring an original photograph of JOHN BETJEMAN signed by JANE BOWN, along with bespoke sleeve artwork and booklet featuring essays by film makers LUKE DODD and MICHAEL WHYTE.
A revealing portrait of this most self-effacing but great portrait photographer emerges through conversation, anecdote and candid reflection.
This title will be released on October 5, 2015.
Set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup in a Northern Ireland divided on religious lines, nine-year-old Tommy (Art Parkinson, San Andreas) learns to make sense of his world through his passion for football and his father’s (Richard Dormer, '71) love of Greek philosophy. Meanwhile, the country’s football team, a collection of ringers and misfits, are pitted against a modern day Goliath – the Brazilian football team, led by the remarkable politician/philosopher/footballing-genius Socrates de Souza. Featuring John Hannah (The Mummy) as Northern Ireland manager Billy Bingham and Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) as legendary football commentator Jackie Fullerton.
This title will be released on October 12, 2015.
Mardin, 1915: one night, the Turkish police round up all the Armenian men in the city, including the young blacksmith, Nazaret Manoogian (Tahar Rahim), who is separated from his family. He becomes a forced laborer and only survives the mass murder by chance and an act of kindness. Years later, he hears that his two daughters are also still alive. He becomes fixated on the idea of finding them and sets off to track them down. His search takes him from the Mesopotamian deserts and Havana to the barren and desolate prairies of North Dakota.
This title will be released on October 19, 2015.
Two women hiking across Dartmoor meet a mysterious and charming stranger with a dark secret. As they engage in an exciting game of sex and deceit, the women's own secrets emerge: for Becky the isolated moor reawakens demons from her past; for Susan the trip offers a chance to transform her future. But the games soon take a terrifying and lethal turn as their hiking weekend becomes a fight for survival.