Made in 1999. Director: Benito Zambrano; Spain; 101 mins; subtitles.
Set in a shabby part of Seville, a mother and her estranged grown-up daughter find themselves alone and unhappy. Then through the kindness of a neighbour their lives are gradually turned around. This hidden gem of a film explores with great humanity and compassion lives of everyday desperation.
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Made in 2014. Director: Zhang Yimou; China; 109 mins; subtitles.
Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labour camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer recognizes him. A compelling story brilliantly told by a Master of Cinema.
Made in 2019. Director: Armando Ianucci; UK; 119 mins.
At school Dickens was hard work. This film emphatically is not. It’s exuberant, witty and wonderfully alive. Dev Patel is an inspirational lead, supported with verve by Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie and many more. Amid the fun the film never strays from its essential link to a timeless morality tale.