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Set in a housing scheme in Manchester and the streets of ... King's Cross, London Based on fact, AWAYDAY traces one ... week in the lives of two sharp, energetic, unemployed teenage women, both looking for a way out. ... Read more
Friendship, football, fights and fashion. ... Adapted by acclaimed author Kevin Sampson from his own bestselling novel, Awaydays is set in the north-west of England in the post-punk 70s, an era that ushered in a new breed of football hooligan, one who cared about his clothes as much as his soccer ... Read more
Three more surprising shorts from the Aardman studio. Non-Domestic Appliance, about a matador's duel to the death, with a surreal twist; Ernest, an irreverent and frenetic account of one man's life from beginning to bitter end; and Comfy, about going to great lengths to get a good night's sleep. ... Read more
A stonemason engaged to decorate a Gothic cathedral is cursed and branded a heretic after he unwittingly incorporates the likeness of a witch into his work. ... In this superb example of contemporary clay animation the film maker draws on Mediaeval iconography to recreate Bruegel like scenes in a ... Read more
The 70s were tumultuous times but one bit of nostalgia overlooked by The Ice Storm was the cultural impact of the Sex Pistols. '77 is as much a coming of age story set in a small Sussex village as it is about the currents of change that were challenging the traditions and deep-seated moralism of a ... Read more
A meeting of arms dealers is brought to a bloody conclusion, observed by a diffident waiter. This was Aardman's disturbing contribution to a series of Channel 4 funded films on the apocalypse. ... Read more
Anita is a 'Babymother', a young woman raising two chil­dren in a housing estate in north-west London with the assistance of her own mother, Edith. Byron, the father of her youngest child, is a local Reggae celebrity who casually invites Anita to perform in his show but never follows up on the ... Read more
A surreal, impressively sadistic slice of fetishism with oblique reference to Francis Bacon, the painter, and Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou. In a camp, claustrophobic abattoir a porcine man performs a gruesome ritual. A vegetarian's nightmare. ... Read more
Bad Behaviour is a quirky comedy of manners set amongst a group of North Londoners — a British thirty-something of remarkable insight and warmth. It's no surprise that the film seems a perfect synthesis of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach's styles as Les Blair is a longtime companion of both. He ... Read more
A black American gambler descends into a nightmare of murder and revenge, in which he must ultimately stake his own life. ... Read more
The funny and wonderfully animated Badgered tells the tale of a badger who just wants to be left alone to sleep! --- D/S Sharon Colman P Jamie Wolpert WS National Film & Television School TD video/col/2005/7mins ... Read more
I.C.I.'s balance sheet for 1950. Animated drawings and a witty commentary make a fascinating film out of a "dull" subject. ... Read more
A film eulogy to Oscar Wilde is created using the words Wilde spoke from the dock of the Old Bailey: "The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name." It foregrounds homosexual desire and the legislation against it in a visual representation of the words that Wilde uses in this speech. A passionate and ... Read more
In a dark void of abstract shapes, a young girl and lier red balloon meet a sinister figure Delectably animated combination of stop-motion models and drawings (AL) ... Read more
The journey of a jazz band to a concert is used as the basis for this highly diverting advertising film. ... Read more
"Chockablock with Cockney hardcases, bent coppers, kinky politicians, shadowy MI5 fixers, black radicals, a Soho sleaze merchant and a bevy of topless birds." - Eye Weekly ... Based loosely on the 1971 ‘walkie-talkie robbery' at London's Lloyd Bank, The Bank Job is a bank-heist caper of twists ... Read more
A quirky scientist in a sperm bank is in love with the nurse at the fertility clinic, but she doesn't even know he exists. In this tale of unrequited love, he takes some crazy steps just to prove his heart. The Banker is ex-pat Hattie Dalton's BAFTA-Award winning first short. --- D/S Hattie Dalton ... Read more
The largest daily transport operation in the world - that which links the fishermen who land their catch at Hull and elsewhere with Britain's 30,000 retail fishmongers. The trawlers, the drifters, the little inshore boats; the clatter of the quayside and the 'mystery' of the fish auction: the ... Read more
Russell is finally permitted to use a real person in close-up in a highly stylised meditation on the Hungarian born Bartok. ... "The film's structure is even more significant, especially the counter opening of shots of the isolated composer in his sombre, sparsely furnished room in New York City ... Read more
A paint on glass film that explores the elements of composition, design and colour. Inspired by the work of artist Pierre Bonnard. ... Read more
God is on all sides, but not in Haditha. ... On 19 November 2005, US Marines retaliated to a bombing attack on one of their vehicles by massacring 24 Iraqi non-combatants - innocent men, women and children from the town of Haditha, where the bombing took place.Battle for Haditha takes a ... Read more
"Explaining why they want to have surgery, they would say, ‘I want to live like everybody else. I want to be like others. I'm not a weirdo... I'm not a homosexual. I'm not filthy.'" - filmmaker Tanaz Eshaghian ... In a country where homosexuality is punishable by death, the state has discovered a ... Read more
Ben Whishaw stars as a young man walking a thin line between euphoria and hopelessness, whose compulsive and erratic dancing to music that only he can hear makes him both vulnerable and threatening. ... D/S Aneil Karia P Scott O'Donnell TD DCP 2013 ... Read more
Ken Loach meets Mike Leigh" is how Variety described the hilarious Cockney working-class comedy, Beautiful Thing. Hettie Macdonald's film centres around a story of gay love in an East London housing estate—from first nervous glances to ingenious use of peppermint foot lotion" ... This ... Read more
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