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Based on the memoir by David Sheff, Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family's unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son's addiction and his attempts at recovery. Featuring critically acclaimed performances from Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, David's son repeatedly relapses so the family are faced with the harsh reality that addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and can hit any family at any time.
Despite attempts by his friends, loved ones and his new girlfriend to dissuade him from this dangerous feat, Alex Honnold, the worlds most accomplished free soloist climber, prepares mentally and physically for his most daring adventure to date: scaling the 3200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite without a rope or safety gear. If he succeeds, it will mark the largest wall he, or anyone else, for that matter, has ascended without any kind of equipment.
Two damaged strangers fall into a complex intimate relationship in Dustin Feneley's beautiful and compelling debut feature film, set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Southern Alps. Jack (Kieran Charnock, 'The Rehearsal'), a young man on parole for grievous bodily harm, holes up in a cabin in the mountains, close to the scene of the crime. Locked away in a prison of his own making, Jack one evening encounters Grace, far from her homeland and seeking refuge. Played by the captivating Arta Dobroshi, star of the Dardenne brothers' 'Lorna's Silence', Grace's own private struggles linger beneath her attraction to Jack. These enigmatic strangers drift into a relationship that promises to either hurt or heal. Hailed by critics as one of the best New Zealand films ever made, Stray demands to be seen.
Based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, Lean on Pete centres on fifteen-year-old Charley. With his life full of uncertainty, he finds comfort working with horses at the local racetrack, becoming attached to a losing racehorse named Lean On Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, he and his single father embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.
Anchored by deeply lived-in performances from Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny and newcomer Charlie Plummer, Lean on Pete is a profoundly moving account of life on the margins of America.
A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the center, a domestic thriller that will keep audiences guessing and leave them with their hearts in their throats. Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad whose son has been turned against him by his vindictive mother. Deftly pivoting from tense realism to outright horror, Xavier Legrand’s broken-family chamber drama deservedly won the first-time feature director the Venice Film Festival’s Best Director award.
Enter a world of dynastic power struggles and family treachery thats more dramatic than any work of fiction. Filmed over four years in glorious locations around the globe, this intimate landmark series pulls viewers into the lives of some of the worlds most iconic animals. As their stories unfold, you witness their incredible determination to protect their family line in the face of challenges to their leadership or from the often harsh environment around them. This stunningly shot series explores the complex relationships of these characters and shows the teamwork it takes to hold onto their territories. It immerses the audience in every poignant moment and heart-wrenching betrayal as they strive to create dynasties to rule for generations.
This six-part miniseries, based on John le Carré's best-selling novel of the same name, is a passionate love story set in the late 1970s that weaves a tale of espionage and international intrigue. It follows young, idealistic actress Charlie, whose relationship with the mysterious Becker, an Israeli intelligence officer, leads her into a complex, high-stakes plot devised by spy mastermind Kurtz. She takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent, and as she is drawn more deeply into a dangerous world of duplicity and compromised humanity, Charlie falls in love with both Becker and Kurtz.
A closely observed portrait of Agnes, who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being very, very good at it.