An unemployed mechanic (Juan Villegas) adopts a large white dog called Bombon. Luckily for him, the dog turns out to be a prize purebred who might earn him some money. Man and dog set out on a wonderful road trip through Patagonia, where they make a great team.
From acclaimed director Ken Loach comes this astonishing story of triumph and adversity in modern day Britain. Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) has worked as a joiner for most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie (Hayley Squires) who is battling to keep her two young children fed. Daniel and Katie find themselves in a no-man's land, striving to pull themselves out of the welfare bureaucracy of modern day Britain.
Nina (Juliet Stevenson), a charming, warm-hearted young woman, is dealing with the sudden death of her beloved husband, Jamie. Just when she can no longer bear the pain of her loss, Jami (Alan Rickman) suddenly appears in her living room - back from the dead! At first his presence in her life seems too good to be true, but when Nina unexpectedly meets Mark (Michael Maloney), a part-time magician and full-time good guy who turns h world upside down, Nina is faced with the ultimate decision. Will she hold on to her past? Or let new love guide her into the future?
Novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) doesn't remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. Nor does he remember being nursed back from unconsciousness. All he remembers is waking up in the home of Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) - a maniacal fan who is bent on keeping her favourite writer as her personal prisoner... for the rest of his cock-a-doody life!
Live-in nurse Maud (Morfydd Clark) arrives to help Amanda (Jennifer Ehle), a famous dancer now frail from illness in her grand, isolated house. Amanda is intrigued by the religious young woman, distracting her from her failing health, and Maud is bewitched by her patient, but she is not what she seems...Tormented by a violent secret from her past and ecstatic messages she believes are from God, Maud becomes convinced she was sent to Amanda not as a nurse, but as a divine saviour. As her grip on reality weakens, Maud is determined to save Amanda's soul, by any means necessary.
In a quiet, rural village in South Korea, a lonely, single mother looks after her mentally handicapped son whilst scraping a living as an acupuncturist. But her simple, poverty stricken life is suddenly transformed into a dark web of death and deceit when her young son is arrested for the brutal murder of a local school girl. Convinced that her son has been framed, and faced with a corrupt, complacent police force, she decides to solve the case herself and prove his innocence. It's a quest for justice that leads her into a horrifying world of violence and despair. But how far is she willing to go to uncover the truth? One of the most original and unconventional detective murder mysteries you'll ever likely to witness. Directed by Joon-Ho Bong, Mother is a darkly comic, suspense-driven masterpiece with a shocking revelation around every twisted corner it turns.
Henry Fool is a sharp witted black comedy about Simon, a socially inept garbage man with severe self esteem issues, whose life is about to be turned upside down by Henry Fool - an ex-convict sex offending, chain smoking, beer consuming egomaniac. Henry soon introduces Simon into the world of literature and inspires him to write a book-length poem, but just as Simon’s new found career goes from strength to strength, Henry Fool’s past is about to catch up with him.
Dorky Dawn Weiner, New Jersey seventh-grader, couldn't get a break if you sent it FedEx. Sometimes hated, often reviled, seldom understood, Dawn tries in vain to put on a happy face as she struggles through what looks to be a long puberty. Her geeky brother is a computer nerd, her pampered little sister is a ballerina wannabe, her only friend a runty neighbour the other kids call "faggot"; and she's got a paralysing crush on the high school heart-throb who sings in a stunningly awful rock band, The Quadratics. But Dawn does find moments of grace amidst her daily tribulations and soon begins to wonder if life might not be better outside New Jersey... Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Welcome to the Dollhouse is a painfully funny and sharply observed breakthrough film from the acclaimed director Todd Solondz.
When Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen - and zest for life and love.
In Shogun-era Japan, the powerful and sadistic Lord Naritsugu threatens to shatter the country's fragile peace and plunge it once more into war. Determined to stop him at all costs, an elite group of renegade samurai - each with their own deadly skill - plot his downfall. Massively outnumbered, the thirteen fearless warriors must face Naritsugu's lethal army in a monumental and bloodily violent showdown.
When elderly mother Edna (Robyn Nevin), inexplicably vanishes, her daughter Kay (Emily Mortimer) and granddaughter Sam (Bella Heathcote) rush to their family's decaying country home. When Edna returns her behaviour is strangely volatile.
This fascinating and moving film by award-winning director Penny Woolcock is a lyrical portrait of Britain's coastline, created through an exquisite combination of evocative archive footage drawn from the BFI National Archive and stirring music. Brighton-based band British Sea Power set the course for this cinematic voyage with an original score that ebbs and flows with the natural sounds of seagulls, ships and snippets of speech to create a deeply compelling and uniquely uplifting film experience.
When his son dies of a drug overdose, mild-mannered snow plough driver, Nils (Stellan Skarsgard), refuses to believe the results from the police report. On finding out who was responsible for his son's death, Nils sets out for revenge and justice. In the process, he becomes embroiled in a drug war between the Serbian mafia and gangster boss, The Count. For an ordinary guy, he soon displays an extraordinary talent for revenge.
Kurosawa's transposition of Shakespeare's Macbeth to sixteenth century Japan is immensely successful in capturing the spirit of the original. A truly remarkable film combining beauty and terror to produce a mood of haunting power. 'Throne of Blood' also shows Kurosawa's familiar mastery of atmosphere, action and the savagery of war.