The story of 19th Century American poet Emily Dickinson is brought to vivid life in a remarkably sensitive biopic by director Terence Davies, exploring her early days as a young schoolgirl through to her later years as a recluse. Now recognised as a genius that penned some of the most important verses in American literature, the poet was virtually unknown in her lifetime, leaving behind a legacy of stunning, astute work that still resonates deeply today. A Quiet Passion details every facet of Dickinson's character; her wit, her humour and the intimate, close-knot relationship she had with her family.
Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented, Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the indepdendence movement himself, is grown into a dilemma between the demands of his reality and the instinct to support a greater cause.
Troublesome twins Zip & Zap are punished and sent to summer school at Hope, a strict re-education center ran by Falconetti, who forbids all forms of fun. They form the Marble Gang, the children’s Resistance, in order to defy the evil headmaster. Guided by intelligence, bravery and unbreakable faith in friendship, they uncover a mysterious secret hidden deep within the school and end up having the most exciting adventure of their lives.
Turin, 1969. Nine-year-old Massimo’s idyllic childhood is shattered by the mysterious death of his mother. The young boy refuses to accept this brutal loss, even if the priest says she is now in Heaven. Years later in the 90s, adult Massimo has become an accomplished journalist. After reporting on the war in Sarajevo, he begins to suffer from panic attacks. As he prepares to sell his parents’ apartment, Massimo is forced to relive his traumatic past. Compassionate doctor Elisa could help tormented Massimo open up and confront his childhood wounds...
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey — they share the name. He’s also a poet, recording his daily observations and thoughts in the form of beautiful prose. Paterson thrives on routine: he drives his bus route, he goes home for dinner with his wife Laura, he walks his dog, he visits his local bar for one beer. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever-changing, with new projects and ideas striking her daily. During the course of one fateful week, Paterson experiences both triumph and disaster, and finds inspiration from the most unlikely source. A sublime new film from Jim Jarmusch (Only Lovers Left Alive), starring Adam Driver (Star Wars: Force Awakens) and Golshifteh Farahani (Rosewater).
Toni Erdmann is a remarkably touching and outrageously funny portrait of a father-daughter relationship. Ines is a highly-strung career woman whose life in corporate Bucharest takes a turn for the bizarre with the arrival of her estranged father Winfried. A practical joker with a liking for silly disguises and childish pranks, Winfried attempts to reconnect with his daughter by introducing the eccentric alter ego Toni Erdmann to catch Ines off guard, not knowing how capable she is of rising to the challenge.
One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Actor Damon Gameau (Underbelly) embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’ but which are in fact laden with hidden sugars. Through this entertaining and informative journey, with contributions from Hugh Jackman and Stephen Fry, Damon reveals where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves, finds out what it does to the human body, and asks why these health effects are being hidden from consumers.
A documentary exploring the meteoric rise of the boy from Argentina who went to Barcelona and became the greatest player in the world. Alongside previously unseen home videos and glimpses into his childhood, friends, teammates and legends of the game gather to discuss the talent and journey of Lionel Messi.
This item will be available to purchase on 31 July 2017.
Afghanistan 2014. Approaching the withdrawal of troops, Captain Antarès Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan, on the border of Pakistan. Despite their determination, control of this so-called calm sector will gradually crumble as soldiers start to mysteriously disappear one by one…
This item will be released on 14 August 2017
Set in Queens, New York City, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric drama that focuses on 14-year-old Milo, a troubled outsider who takes refuge in the vampire myhtology he studies to the point of obsession. When a chance encounter with equally lonely neighour Sophie leads him to develop new, romantic feelings, Milo begins struggling to suppress his dark urges - and a terrible secret. The directorial debut from indie filmmaker Michael O'Shea won plaudits at the 69th Cannes Film Festival for its bold and unusual take on the classic coming-of-age tale, with added bite.