After a Nazi German working class couple loses their son in World War II, they decide to retaliate by secretly leafletting handwritten cards in Berlin denouncing their government.

Alone in Berlin is a 2016 war drama film directed by Vincent Pérez and written by Pérez and Achim von Borries, based on the 1947 fictionalised novel Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada. The film stars Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl, and Mikael Persbrandt. The film was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.

Critic Reviews

‘Gleeson, Thompson and Brhl give strong performances and this is a well-carpentered film.’ Guardian

‘What makes Alone In Berlin distinctive is the form the resistance takes... It's about an ordinary middle-aged German couple who express their disgust for the regime by writing postcards. Stories about heroism don't come any more understated.’ Independent UK

‘A well-made Euro pudding, Alone In Berlin, like The Book Thief, can't find the depths, darkness or daring to stand out.’ Empire Magazine

The Flowers of War
An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Award winning The Flowers of War is a 2011 historical drama war film directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Zhang Xinyi, Tong Dawei, Atsuro Watabe, Shigeo Kobayashi and Cao Kefan. The beautifully shot story is set in Nanking, China, during the 1937 Nanking Massacre in the Second Sino-Japanese War. A group of escapees, finding sanctuary in a church compound, try to survive the plight and persecution brought on by the violent invasion of the city.

Pete Hammond from Boxoffice Magazine gave it 4 stars of 5, and said "The Flowers of War is ultimately an inspiring, stirring and unforgettable human drama in the face of a horrifying war. It is highly recommended.

"The Flowers of War is a big movie in every sense of the word, from its kinetic battle scenes to the beautiful photography and impressive performances from a mostly young and inexperienced cast."

Critic Reviews

'Bale is forthright and emotional in the role, and with a hint of boyish vulnerability, even reminds us of his 13-year-old self in Spielberg's Empire of the Sun.' The Guardian

'As you'd expect, it's beautiful, emotional and exciting, if florid in style. Bale, beauties and English dialogue widen Yimou's appeal.' Empire


Awards

Asian Film Awards 2012 Winner of the Asian Film Award for Best Newcomer Ni Ni

Asian Film Critics Association Awards 2012 Winner of the NETPAC Award for Best Picture, Best Director and Best New Performer

Chinese American Film Festival (C.A.F.F.) 2012 Winner of the Golden Angel Award for Outstanding Film

Chinese Film Media Awards 2012 Winner of the Audience Award for Favourite Actor - Dawei Tong and Favorite Actress - Ni Ni

Shanghai Film Critics Awards 2012 Winner of the Film of Merit

Shanghai Film Critics Award winner of Best Actress - Ni Ni

Writers Guild of China Film Association 2012 Winner of the WGC Award for Outstanding Screenplay

A reindeer-breeding Sámi girl who is exposed to the racism of the 1930's at her boarding school, starts dreaming of another life. But to achieve it, she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

Sami Blood is a 2016 Swedish coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Amanda Kernell, as her feature film debut. The first 10 minutes of the film (and part of the end) comes directly from the short film Stoerre Vaerie. Stoerre Vaerie is Kernell's first film with Sami themes and it was nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, USA.

The film premiered at the 73rd edition of the Venice Film Festival in the Venice Days section, in which it was awarded the Europa Cinemas Label Award and the Fedeora Award for Best Debut Director. It won the 2017 Lux Prize and was nominated for the 2017 Nordic Council Film Prize.

Critic Reviews

‘An eloquent coming-of-age drama set in 1930s Sweden that revolves around a spellbinding performance by young Lene Cecilia Sparrok.’ Los Angeles Times

'"Sami Blood" is a beautiful, haunting film, anchored by a startlingly accomplished lead performance. It has the feeling of a distant memory - one that is neither entirely pleasant nor painful, but persistent.’ Washington Post

‘Swedish helmer Amanda Kernell makes a stirring debut with a coming-of-age tale that pointedly addresses a bygone era of Scandi colonialism.’ Variety

Awards

BZN International Film Festival 2018 Winner of the Audience Award - Narrative Feature

Fargo Film Festival 2018 Winner Best Narrative Feature

Guldbagge Awards 2018 Winner of the Audience Award Winner Guldbagge for Best Actress Winner of Best Screenplay

Göteborg Film Festival 2017 Winner Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film

Kosmorama, Trondheim Internasjonale Filmfestival 2017 Winner of the Audience Award

Luxembourg City Film Festival 2017 Winner of the Youth Jury Award

Newport Beach Film Festival 2017 Winner of the Audience Award for best Foreign Feature

Riviera International Film Festival 2017 Winner Jury Prize for Best Director

Venice Film Festival 2016 Winner of the Fedeora Award for Best Director of a Debut Film (Venice Days)

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