A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down syndrome, into a daunting new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty, streetwise carer and a local heir dealing with his own demons. As friendships bloom and long-buried secrets are revealed, Luke verges dangerously close to disaster. My Feral Heart is a beautifully realised, understated character study bolstered by strong performances, distinctive cinematography and a deeply evocative score.
My Feral Heart is the multi-award winning, BIFA nominated, NFA and IARA winning debut from Jane Gull and produced by Rum Jam Films. It's been dubbed 'the small British indie with a mighty heart that everyone is talking about' after it garnered terrific critical notices and became a cinema-on-demand sensation.
It stars Steven Brandon, an actor with Down syndrome, and is one of only a few films to cast an actor with a disability in a lead role. Steven's impressive debut as Luke has already won him 3 Best Actor awards including at the National Film Awards UK 2017, 2 BIFA nominations, and universal praise from film critics. Try the trailer at the link above.
[23 Nov 2017 at 20:11]
Europe At Sea
Written, Produced and Directed by Annalisa Piras and executive produced by Claudia Bucher (Arte G.E.I.E) and Axel Arno (SVT), "Europe At Sea" had exclusive access to Federica Mogherini, the head of EU Foreign and Security Policy for a year and a half while she put together the complex jigsaw puzzle of the new EU Global Strategy, in a year that saw the Brexit vote and Trump's election.
In Springshot's trademark style, "Europe At Sea" is bound to take viewers out of their comfort zone, with beautiful cinematography and animations combined with rigorous journalism and powerfully presented hard facts. Springshot’s latest documentary, Europe at Sea examines whether Europe is capable - and willing - to combat the myriad security and humanitarian challenges within and beyond its borders. The film obtained unprecedented access to HRVP Federica Mogherini, the chief of EU Foreign and Security Policy at a pivotal moment of European history. Europe at Sea contains never-before-seen footage of the migrant crisis and offers a unique insight into the workings of the first joint EU naval fleet in the Southern Mediterranean Sea, Operation Sophia, on which Springshot’s crew were embedded.
Co-produced by Franco-German ARTE, Swedish SVT, and British Springshot Productions "Europe At Sea" is a unique European co-production that provides a uniquely European perspective on the most pressing security issues facing European citizens today. London-based, global documentary distributor Journeyman Pictures is distributing the film worldwide.
The film has also been pre-sold to Italy's Sky Cinema, Rai Cinema, YLE Finland and TVE Spain.
[23 Nov 2017 at 20:05]
The Agnès Varda Collection on Blu-ray
New Wave woman
Belgian-born cinema great Agnès Varda, seminal feminist filmmaker and matriarch of the French New Wave. Her influential career began in the 1950s with La Pointe Courte - often considered the first unofficial film of the New Wave - and continues seven decades later, in 2017 she became the first female director to be awarded an honorary Oscar.
Revered for her bold political and autobiographically inspired work The Agnès Varda Collection is a selection of her most illuminating narrative features. The box set contains eight discs spanning six decades of Agnes' feature films, over 6 hours of special features including interviews, featurettes and short films plus a specially commissioned 100 page booklet.
ON 8 DISC BLU-RAY 4th DECEMBER.
[23 Nov 2017 at 00:06]
A Woman's Life
Arrow Films is thrilled to announce the release of critically acclaimed, A WOMAN'S LIFE by award-winning Director Stéphane Brizé (The Measure of a Man, Mademoiselle Chambon) in UK cinemas from 12th January 2018.
Written by Stéphane Brizé and Florence Vignon and based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant, A WOMAN'S LIFE is produced by Miléna Poylo & Gilles Sacuto and stars Judith Chemla (Beautiful Lies, Camille Rewinds), Jean-Pierre Darroussin (Le Havre, A Very Long Engagement) and Yolande Moreau (Amelie, Seraphine). The film won the prestigious FIPRESCI Award for Best Film in Competition at Venice Film Festival 2016 and was nominated for the Golden Lion.
A WOMAN'S LIFE was written before Director Stéphane Brizé's last film, The Measure of a Man and was being financed while the latter was being written and produced. Although they ended up following one another, this project was born twenty years ago, after Florence Vignon, co-screenwriter of the film, introduced him to the novel.
ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS will be launching in cinemas across the UK & Ireland with a special live satellite UK premiere screening and in-conversation event with Eric Clapton on Wednesday 10 January 2018. The film will then go on general release from 12 January 2018.
Eric Clapton will take part in an in-depth in conversation event alongside Academy Award winning director Lili Fini Zanuck at the BFI Southbank following the UK premiere of ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS, an unflinching and deeply personal journey into the life of a legend.
[23 Nov 2017 at 00:00]
Quiet and bookish, Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) was all but dead to a world living in fear of Ghouls: creatures who not only share our skin, but crave its taste. When a nightmarish encounter leaves him a human-ghoul hybrid however, Ken finds himself taken under the wing of those he once considered monsters and fighting to protect them from a vengeful hunger that will leave him asking what it truly means to be inhuman.
Discover a terrifying new world on our doorstep with a gripping, gory horror based on the best-selling manga. Anime fans and scream junkies alike will savour a twisted dish where the line between good and evil isn't just blurred, but smeared in blood.
Releases in Cinemas: Wednesday 31st January 2018, from Anime Ltd and National Amusements.
Today, Rakuten TV announces 50 film titles that are included in their Black Friday promotion which runs from 20th - 27th November.
Disney's Zootropolis, critically recognised for its 'elegance, wit and first class animation' (The Guardian) will be available for £5.99 instead of £9.99 in HD. Rakuten TVs 12 Disney titles will also include The Parent Trap, Alice in Wonderland and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Black Friday deals also include a range of films released in the last six months. Baywatch and Transformers: The Last Knight, in 4K HDR, will be reduced by 50% and available at £4.99. Additionally, 8.2 on IMDb rated Logan, starring Hugh Jackman, can be purchased for £4 less than usual.
Amongst Rakuten TV's most impressive offers is their Spider-Man boxset deal, which includes the 2017 release Spider-Man: Homecoming. Customers will be able to purchase the set for £9.99, half the usual price. This move has put Rakuten TV's Spider-Man offer as the most reasonably priced across all Video on Demand platforms.
Bad Santa 2 and Office Christmas Party bring some adult Christmas comedy cheer to proceedings. These titles accompany Black Friday reductions ranging from the utterly hilarious Bridget Jones's Baby, the charming tale of London's best-loved bear, Paddington to the spine-tingling Get Out.
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor - finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.
From blank canvas, to full exposure, Deadpool has just unveiled his new teaser video "Wet on Wet." Click the above link to watch it.
The UNTITLED DEADPOOL SEQUEL hits theaters everywhere on June 1, 2018!