A young Bangladeshi woman, Nazneen, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat ... See full summary »
Helen lives in London with her father and her kids. John, her husband, is an aid-worker in Eastern Europe. He has been gone many months. Helen is desperately anxious that he should come ... See full summary »
Four young friends have tedious night jobs and meet every night after work in a café. Sean hasn't met his girlfriend in three weeks, Vincent flirts with everybody, Lenny is too afraid to ... See full summary »
Luke de Woolfson,
Charming Brendan Block dates Miranda Cotton and gets seriously committed. But she dumps him, claiming he invaded her privacy. A few weeks later, Brendan gets engaged to Miranda's sister and... See full summary »
In the gray, wet weather of the Scottish highlands near Inverness, Coll works at a roadside stall selling tea and biscuits. She dreams of seeing New York and the world, a dream her boss ... See full summary »
I know many of you would describe this as a tearjerker, which is probably what you'll see if you don't watch closely.
To me, this film is about the essence of life, of human relationships. A child is born prematurely, and although the parents are told not to set their hopes too high, they instinctively love the child. They can't touch it, only see it, but they are bonding. Their souls connect.
On the surface, this is a tragic story. If you look closer, there is a philosophical message to it. I see beauty in this film, the beauty of undying love between a mother and her child. Humans have this power for love, which makes all that is happening in the world a bit more bearable. Even the unthinkable...
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