British account of a religious Irish spinster who misinterprets the attention of her landlady's brother. Terrific performances!
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Judith Hearn is a middle aged spinster earning a living by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950's. She falls in love with a shady hotel owner who, in turn, decides to exploit her as far as he can.
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Painfully shy, unmarried but ever-hopeful, Judith Hearne is immediately smitten by her new boarding house acquaintance, James Madden. But is James in love with Judith or attracted only by the money she can bring to his latest get-rich-quick scheme?
Two-time Academy Award® winner Maggie Smith (The Harry Potter films, Gosford Park) delivers a stunning performance in this richly emotional tale of desperate longings, secret vices, and the power of romantic illusions. Painfully shy, unmarried but ever-hopeful, Judith Hearne (Smith) is immediately smitten by her new boarding house acquaintance, James Madden (Oscar® nominee Bob Hoskins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit). But is James in love with Judith… or attracted only by the money she can bring to his latest get-rich-quick scheme? A brilliantly acted, unforgettable dramatic tour de force from Oscar® nominated director Jack Clayton (Room at the Top).
Set in the economically depressed England of today, Cal, the follow-up to the hit 2009 film, Shank, is a startlingly powerful drama of a young gay man searching for love, respect and acceptance. Twenty-year-old Cal (Wayne Virgo, reprising his role) returns home to Britain from France after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis - with poverty and crime on the rise, rioting and looting has become a nightly occurrence. It is not a warm homecoming. Cal finds it difficult to fit in. Unable to get a job, he is confronted by his sick mother who remains stubbornly homophobic and wants nothing to do with her gay son. While navigating his way across this new landscape, he meets Jason, a young student in need of help. However, Cal’s act of kindness brings him into contact with a drug dealing pimp. Soon, he is racing against time to make peace with his mother and get out of town as quickly as possible. An impassioned, visceral drama, Cal is sexy, sweet and touching as it tackles issues faced by gay teens growing up in economically depressed environments.
An impassioned drama, Cal tells the story of a young gay man in search of love and acceptance in the economically depressed England of today - and a neighborhood seemingly devoid of compassion.
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