A teenage girl is taken from her home and family and sent to a state school where indigenous students are converted into acceptable members of Swedish society.
A mild-mannered snowplow driver (Stellan Skarsgard) ignites an underworld gang war when he seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Autumn Ball is a 2007 Estonian drama film directed by Veiko Õunpuu, adapted from Mati Unt’s 1979 novel of the same name. The film depicts six desolate people of different yet similar fates in characteristically Soviet pre-fabricated housing units.
During WWII, a German couple receive news that their only son has been killed in battle. Already disillusioned with the Nazi regime, they begin a campaign of civil disobedience and write messages on postcards urging fellow Germans to resist.
Hungry Joe tells the story of a new mother who watches in horror as her only son grows from a quiet, apathetic child into a gluttonous monster. Born with an insatiable appetite that grows more extreme as he hits puberty, the child has a pathological need to consume an inhuman amount of food but, remarkably, never gains weight. As a struggling single mother, the cost of his care soon brings her to crisis point. She’s crushed by her own disgust and lack of maternal love towards the boy – with his dead – eyed demeanour and the ever – present foul odour that follows him everywhere – impervious to cleanliness. She’s greeted with scepticism by doctors – who tell her that he’s a perfectly healthy growing boy – and regarded with cold suspicion by social workers who s cald her for his apparent malnourishmen tnd poor hygiene. As he reaches manhood and is free to roam the streets alone, he turns to ever more depraved means of satisfying his growing gluttony. Rubbish, refuse and even small animals are all fair game as he becomes increasingly detached from society – a reclusive neighbourhood bogeyman that strikes terror into the hearts of the local children. The horrific story climaxes with an act of pure barbarism as his mother is forced to make an inhumane choice between the life of her cannibalistic boy and the last shreds of her own dwindling sanity.
Laure flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove, two young European filmmakers followed, the American photographer Alec Soth all over America during winter 2008, summer 2008 and spring 2009. Riding in the back of the artist’s van, they drove more than 20 000 miles together going from one state to another, and from one season to another. The result is a 57 minutes movie about the photographer and his project, which was called ‘How to disappear in America’, about people who decided to withdraw themselves from society. The road trip offers a series of incredible meetings but it also tells the story of an introspective journey.

Short film | 15 min | Psycho, Horror

Running Man is a dark yet comedic short film set in the South East of England in 1991 – the heyday of illegal raves. In an attempt to escape the ghosts of his past, Fred Love convinces his mates to take part in a clinical drug trial for cash. But events take a turn as the trial spirals into violent psychosis, forcing Fred to come face-to-face with the very thing he’s been running from.

The film marks the launch of Birdbox.Film first monthly ‘Film Club’. At 7.30pm on Wednesday the 3rd February, users will be able to tune into a discussion with the Producer Sadie Frost, Director Chris Turner and Raff Law, hosted by The Big Picture Film Club.

Sign up for the Q&A here – https://birdbox.film/bird-box-film-club/

Speaking about the film, Sadie Frost remarked “I wanted to make a film about the 90’s rave scene…I wanted it to be authentic and dark. With Johnny Cookes brilliant script and Chris Turner’s spot on direction, along with a stellar cast and a unique rave soundtrack, we have achieved something very exciting! It has been brilliant that so many festivals have reacted so well to it, and ultimately that people are drawn to it and find it an exciting and fun watch”.

We hope you enjoy the film!

 
Frankie is a car park attendant at the spectacular Giant’s Causeway in Co. Antrim, one of Ireland’s natural scenic wonders. However he has his eye on the future. Cathy is his friend and work colleague. She and her husband Paul are in trouble. Nevertheless as Frankie always says, Something will turn up! A warm, whimsical film, featuring Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty’s Supt Ted Hastings) from first time director Ian Beattie (Game of Thrones).
These days. Somewhere in the USA. Claire (Melissa Leo) and Lila (Leïla Bekhti) are neighbors. They both live in the same building, they see each other every day but they hardly know each others names. Until today, when Claire decides to pay a visit to Lila and to ask for something that will definitely put at risk the cohabitation.
Busy discussing the details of her wedding on the phone, Alicia walks into the first cafe she sees and orders a coffee to go. As fate would have it, she unexpectedly bumps into Javi there.

Awards

Goya Award for Best Fictional Short Film Winner.

Nominations: Goya Award for Best Fictional Short Film, Gaudí Award for Best Short Film

An 8 year old schoolboy is so besotted with his teacher that he challenges her boyfriend to a duel…to the death.

The Crush is an Irish live action short film, written and directed by first-timer Michael Creagh, and produced by Damon Quinn. The film was shot during Easter 2009 in Skerries, north Dublin. Creagh cast his nine-year-old son Oran in the lead role of the story. The story sees an eight-year-old schoolboy (played by Oran Creagh) fall in love with his teacher, Miss Purdy. One day he gives her a toy ring to show his affection. But heartbreak abounds when he bumps into Miss Purdy and her boyfriend having just bought a very real engagement ring.

The film was awarded Best Irish Short at the 23rd Foyle Film Festival. On 25 January 2011, it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.

Critic Reviews

‘In the heartwarming “The Crush,”  by Ireland’s Michael Creagh. A precocious schoolboy takes bold action when he learns he has an adult rival for his beloved teacher’s affections.’ San Fransisco Chronicle

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2011 Nominee for the Oscar for Best Short Film – Live Action

Tribeca Film Festival 2010 Winner of the Special Mention for best Narrative Short

A deeply affecting and beautiful drama starring multi award winning, and twice Oscar nominated Sir John Hurt, which deals with difficult and pertinent issues. Not without wry humor, this uniquely lyrical drama is bound to move its audience in a profound and visceral way, across all generations, as its themes resonate equally with young adults and those in the twilight of their lives. A wonderfully human movie with a huge heart.

The film deals with themes which are relevant and pertinent to our current social climate; young people struggling to find somewhere they can call home, the place for compassion in society, ideas about community, and people’s rights to make decisions for themselves. In essence though, it’s a really simple film about people connecting with each other.