‘Sometimes breaking the rules is the right thing to do’. Official Secrets highlights the true story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightly), a whistle blower who has to face the consequences of her courageous act. Coming up against a Government lead legal system stacked against her, can Katharine hold true to her convictions? This intensely compelling story will have you on the edge of your seat rooting for the underdog.
The Farewell is a poignant, funny and uplifting story of family life, where older generations of Chinese still hold on to long held traditions, despite now living in America. Nai-Nai is unaware that doctors have given her only a few weeks to live, but the family have been told and decide not to tell her. Granddaughter Billi (Awkwafina), reluctantly travels to China with her family to see her for the last time, but is torn between the truth and abiding by the decision of the family. We travel with Billi back to her roots and through a maze of culture, mixed with respect and love to make sense of this dilemma.
This film is a beautiful and quietly powerful documentary; a portrait of a vanishing way of life and of a determined woman, Hatidze, who is trying to make a humble living harvesting honey from the wild bees in an isolated Macedonian valley. Hatidze is a remarkable woman, a natural optimist who’s attempts to help her new, itinerant family, neighbours has life changing consequences for her way of life.