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Eight

UK, 1998 (MIFF 1999, Fiction)

Director: Stephen Daldry

Meet Jonathon, an eight year old soccer fanatic. Living in a strange new town, he struggles to explain away the absence of his father as he finally comes to terms with his situation. A beautifully sensitive portrayal of innocence and loss, poetically framed against a back drop of a little boy's resilience, his reliance on dreams and make believe.

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