A visually arresting parabel of childhood and growing up
(2004) Starring:Lea Bridarolli, Helene De Fourgerolles, Zoe Auclai Director:Lucile Hadzihalilovic Certificate:
Confused, yet curious, six-year-old Iris is taken in hand by Bianca, the leader of a group of girls who live in one of five houses that make up a kind of boarding school. The only adults are old servants and two authoritarian teachers. Obedience is paramount. Those caught trying to escape are ..read more »
Mischa Barton in a stunning debut with one of the best endings ever!
(1997) Starring:Christopher McDonald, Mischa Barton, Sam Rockwell Director:John Duigan Certificate:
Acclaimed drama from director John Duigan, starring Sam Rockwell and Mischa Barton. Ten-year-old Devon Stockard (Barton) leads a lonely existence in her wealthy parents' high-security suburban complex. Her only friend is Trent Burns (Rockwell), a 22-year-old drop-out who works as a 'lawn dog', ..read more »
Lasse Hallstrom's gem of a film before going to Hollywood.
My Life As A Dog
(1985) Starring:Tomas Von Bromssen, Anki Liden, Anton Glanzelius Director:Lasse Hallstrom Certificate:
In 1959 Sweden, young Ingemar (Anton Glanzelius) lives with his dying mother and his nasty older brother. He survives all of life's knocks by comparing himself to those who are worse off--such as Laika, the little Russian space dog who was rocketed to his death and had nothing to say in the matter. ..read more »
Jim Jarmusch's taxi stories and Tom Waits' soundtrack make this a unique film experience.
Night On Earth
(1991) Starring:Winona Ryder, Matti Pellon, Beatrice Dalle Director:Jim Jarmusch Certificate:
Jim Jarmusch's deadpan comedy-of-the-night is a collection of five vignettes taking place in the enclosed space of a cab ride, each occurring simultaneously in five different cities and five different time zones -- Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rome, and Helsinki. The Los Angeles episode takes ..read more »
One of the most warm hearted documentaries you will ever see
Etre Et Avoir
(2002) Starring:George Lopez Director:Nicholas Philibert Certificate:
Award-winning documentary charting the events within a small single-class village primary school in the Auvergne region of France over the course of one academic year. A dozen children aged 4-10 are brought together each day in a rural classroom and taught all their subjects by a single teacher, ..read more »
The power of books, music and imagination in Maoist China - plus spectacular scenery and the head turning "Little Chinese Seamstress"...
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
(2003) Starring:Zhou Xun, Cong Zhijun, Chen Kun Director:Dai Sijie Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Set in the days of the Cultural Revolution, when it was a crime, sometimes punishable by death, to listen to Mozart or read Balzac or enjoy any other Western classics. Luo and Dai are guilty of being sons of parents who are classified as "enemies of the people" and sent to Phoenix of the Sky, a ..read more »
The forerunner of the New German Cinema - fast, clever and unforgettable.
Run Lola Run
(1998) Starring:Armin, Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu Director:Tom Tykwer Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Presenting his third feature after last year's acclaimed Wintersleepers, Tom Tykwer cranks up the volume, stiffens the pace, and jettisons us on one of this year's most exhilarating cinematic adventures. A breathtaking race against the clock, Run Lola Run straps Tykwers' playfully hip sensibilities ..read more »
Simple story with fascinating insights into everyday life in Iran.
Children of Heaven
(1997) Starring:Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi Director:Majid Majidi Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
In this simple family drama from Iran, two children invent an intricate plan to conceal the loss of a pair of shoes. Ali (Amir Farrokh Hashemian) and his sister Zhara (Bahare Seddiqi) are living in a poor neighbourhood. Their mother is suffering from illness and their father is overworked and ..read more »