Two teenagers fall for the same boy with unexpected consequences in this popular comedy drama from Japan. Hana (Anne Suzuki) and Arisu (Yu Aoi) are a pair of 15-year-old girls who have been best friends for years. Arisu, the more outgoing of the two, has developed a crush on a boy and they begin dating. So that Hana won't feel left out, Arisu fixes her up with Masa (Tomohiro Kaku), one of her boyfriend's pals. However, after a few months, the bloom is off the rose for Arisu and her beau, while things are going swimmingly for Hana and Masa. Making matters worse for Arisu is the fact she's become quite infatuated with Masa, and one day while she's following him home from school, she sees him accidentally walk into a wall. Masa is knocked cold for a moment, and when he awakes, he sees Arisu, who attempts to convince him that she's actually his girlfriend...something he doesn't recall thanks to a mild dose of amnesia brought on by the accident, according to Arisu. Written and directed by Shunji Iwai, who created the international success All About Lily Chou-Chou, Hana to Arisu began as a series of candy commercials and became so popular as an expanded series of short subjects available online that Iwai adapted them into a feature.
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In the late eighteenth century, the Kingdom of Dahomey, armed with wealth, political influence, and a ruthless army, flourished as one of Africa's most powerful states. Yet as greedy European merchants encroached upon Africa, seeking riches at the brutal, heartless expense of its people, fierce warrior Nanisca (Viola Davis) inspires her king, Ghezo (John Boyega), to stand against the Europeans to uphold the freedom of their people. Gina Prince-Bythewood directs the historical epic inspired by true events. Co-starring Lashana Lynch, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and Thuso Mbedu.
When his life plummets to rock bottom due to his self-destructive tendencies, Stuart Long (Mark Wahlberg) seeks a new path before the inevitable consumes him. After making a name for himself in the boxing ring as a determined fighter, Long then finds himself turning to a life of religion, eventually earning his priesthood on a quest to uplift others in faith and redemption. Rosalind Ross writes and directs the drama based on true events co-starring Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver.
When an 18-year-old boy is contacted by his birth mother, he accepts her invitation to meet. Thinking that she will be hated, the mother lives in fear of meeting him. David is grateful for the life that she has given him and only feels gratitude toward his birth mother. This true story follows David's journey and the emotional ups and downs that come with meeting his birth mother. Directed by Kevin Peeples.
In this unusual feature from Tunisia, a twelve-year old boy takes advantage of the erotic opportunities his childhood status gives him to ogle women in his mother's bathhouse, and to spy on the attractive woman next door, who is conducting a clandestine affair with a tradesman whom he is friends with. Eventually, his family hires a young girl as a servant, and thanks to her interest in him, at last he has an opportunity to experience a full-fledged sexual encounter. This coming-of-age story features fairly explicit sexual scenes and female nudity which are not commonly found in films made in Muslim countries. Not only that, but women in it are shown to be frankly sexual beings - yet another departure from the cultural norms.