Set in the port town of Dover, Mary Hussain, a white muslim convert, suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband, Ahmed who worked on cross channel ferries. A day after the burial she discovers he has a secret just twenty-one miles across the channel in Calais. The more she discovers Ahmed’s deceit, the more she wonders about her own identity, how she got here and where she belongs. Joanna Scanlan, the main actor has been BAFTA nominated for her amazing performance in this film
A gentle story of a dorayaki pancake seller in Tokyo, he cooks with skill but no enthusiasm. He takes on a new assistant who brings her own Sweet Bean recipe, which enlivens the business and his emotions. A truly beautiful insight into the magical essence of Japan. ‘An ode to the simple joys of life’.
Belfast, August 1969. Surrounded by sporadic violence and growing danger, nine year old Buddy finds himself confronted with the ugly reality of sectarian conflict. As the suffocating stranglehold of increasing turmoil tightens around his once peaceful working class neighborhood, Buddy tries his best to understand The Troubles. Now Buddy’s family face a nearly impossible life… Read more »
After a happy care-free childhood living in rural Lincolnshire, Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage is suddenly taken from his private foster family. His birth mother wants him back to live with her in her small inner London flat, once there Femi is confronted by what it means to be a young black man… Read more »