While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
It's the Christmas season. With her mom's help, Lynne, a girl of perhaps eight, dresses up; her younger brother Steven plays with a toy car. The children leave with their dad, who's ... See full summary »
Lynne Ramsay Jr.,
In a ratty flat, a man is on his hands and knees, holding a shoe by its toe, trying to kill a bug of some sort that so far has managed to evade him. He keeps up the chase and whacks at it a... See full summary »
In 1939 Gracie Fields, the 'Queen of Hearts', is at the height of her success as a singer and actress and the whole nation seems to wish her a speedy recovery from cervical cancer. When ... See full summary »
The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Devastating portrait of a young girl and her doomed life.
Shocking short-film about a young girl who's the product of a broken home and hopeless dreams of being a pop star. Her dad is unemployed and spends his time playing soccer while her mom struggles to make end meet.
One striking feature of this film was the contrast by the girl's fully Americanized rendering of the pop lyrics she sings and the thick Liverpool accent that she uses in everyday speech. (It required me to put on subtitles to understand what was being said)
As sad as the life that she describes is, I was still totally unprepared for the ending.
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