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Malou Reymann’s semi-autobiographical first feature, winner of the Big Screen Audience Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival earlier this year, presents a nuanced and timely portrait of family life. A Perfectly Normal Family tells the story of Emma, whose home life suddenly becomes more complicated when her father Thomas announces that he has chosen to identify as a woman. Witnessing Thomas become Agnete, Emma struggles to hold on to the relationship they had, whilst acknowledging her parent’s feelings for her have not changed.
Reymann’s drama sensitively explores the issue of trans identity from the wider perspective of domestic life and in doing so questions the very essence of what we mean when we talk about family.
3hr | How can 1 rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at once? Take a musical odyssey through 5 decades with brothers Ron & Russell Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks.
1hr 35 | AD | Sam and Tusker, partners of 20 years, are on holiday visiting places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia 2 years ago their lives have had to change and their time together is now the most important thing they have.
1hr 53 | AD | Based on a true story, Dream Horse is a classic story of triumph against adversity, and a tale of how a woman strives to make her dream a reality in a place where hope is thin on the ground.
1hr 35 | When Nina met Madeleine on holiday they became instantly inseparable. Decades later, they still are. After more than 20 years of loving in the shadows Madeleine promises Nina, she will tell her family about their life together.
1hr 29 | AD | Mary suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband Ahmed. A day after the burial, she discovers that he had a secret life across the Channel from their Dover home.
2hr | Communist Party official, Lyudmila, is a scourge of anything she perceives as anti-Soviet. Together with other Party officials, she’s taken by surprise by a strike at the local factory. As the situation spirals out of control, her once unquestioning faith in the Party line is deeply shaken.
1hr 45 | This film takes a look at legendary music label Death Row and how L.A.’s street gang culture had come to dominate its business workings as well as an association with corrupt, gang affiliated police officers.