Testament of YouthOctober 14, 2014
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.
I, Daniel BlakeOctober 21, 2016
A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.
Sansho the BailiffMarch 31, 1954
In medieval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.
Facing WindowsFebruary 27, 2003
Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for a Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her.
DoubtNovember 27, 2008
In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.
The Windermere ChildrenJanuary 27, 2020
The story of the pioneering project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere.
StarfishOctober 28, 2016
Based on the real story of Tom and Nicola Ray from Rutland. Their perfect life is totally ruined in a single moment after Tom had developed sepsis. While her husband was in coma, Nicola gave birth to their second child on the other side of the same hospital. Within a matter of days, sepsis would rob Tom of both his arms and legs, and left his face severely disfigured. As an ordinary man, Tom never put himself at risk — he just woke up two months later in a nightmare, a face-off quadruple amputee... This incredible story of survival shows what can be overcome when love is unconditional.
Stella DallasAugust 6, 1937
After divorcing a society man, a small-town woman tries to build a better life for their daughter.
A Christmas CarolJanuary 1, 1954
A Christmas Carol was written in London by Charles Dickens in 1843. Since that time it has been the subject of countless adaptations for theatrical productions, radio, film, television, and even the opera! This musical version, adapted by Maxwell Anderson for the television show Shower of Stars, features Fredric March (The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit) as the misanthropic Ebenezer Scrooge, who's redemption comes after a ghostly night-time journey through his Christmas Past, Present and Future, and March received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal. The great Basil Rathbone (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) co-stars as the ghost of Scrooge's dead partner Jacob Marley, in what many consider to be the best and most chilling portrayal of Marley ever.
125 Years MemoryDecember 5, 2015
Two historical incidents that deepened the friendship between Japan and Turkey are connected in this Japanese-Turkish blockbuster: The sinking of the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul off the Japanese coast in 1890, and the evacuation of Japanese nationals from Iran in 1985. By making this film about friendship and compassion, the initiators intended to contribute to world peace. Director Mitsutoshi Tanaka's masterpiece was nominated for the Japan Academy Film Prize in ten categories, including Best Film and Best Director, and won the awards for Best Sound Recording and Best Art Direction.
GermansMay 9, 1997
A story about a German family during World War II with every family member having a different approach to Jews, raging from hatred to compassion.
Stairway to LightNovember 3, 1945
This John Nesbitt's Passing Parade short tells the story of 18th Century French physician Dr. Philippe Pinel, who initiated enlightened, humane treatment of the mentally ill.
La vida no vale nadaMay 4, 1955
Pablo, a wandering laborer, has imprisoned himself in a hell of alcoholism. Cruz, a widow, reaches out to the troubled man, but even her compassion may not be enough to save him.
New forms of manipulation and the inundation of stimuli from new media pose a great risk to children’s mental health. Finally, society has started to respond. A secular culture of consciousness is arising: meditation and new forms of resilience and mindfulness training have formed part of the curriculum in many of Europe’s schools. Can systematic inner development genuinely enable young people to take responsibility – for their own lives, for society and for the world? Can openness, compassion and an ethical attitude in children be increased by mental training?
PharaohApril 22, 2018
A young new pharaoh must face down tradition and family in order to find her place as a ruler.
Cotton WoolOctober 10, 2017
A single mother suffers a devastating stroke leaving her teenage daughter and 7-year-old son to care for her, testing the family's strength to hold things together as their roles are reversed.
Rise Up: Inspiration VersionMay 9, 2016
A disabled man wants to take his woman on a date. So the woman gives him a bath, gets him dressed, gets him in and out of the car, and feeds him lovingly. And then, at the end of the date, she gracefully says "Thank you for taking me out."
Silent SufferersAugust 1, 2015
“Silent sufferers” This film tells a harrowing story of a young woman’s struggle with death and abuse. It is the story of a young Australian girl who loses both parents and is forced to live with her abusive uncle. She is a prisoner in her own life.With none to turn to and a seemingly endless cycle of abuse ahead of her,How will she gain the strength to survive? This is her story