From the team who made the 2010 Oscar-shortlisted Even the Rain (Madrid-born director Icíar Bollain and Scottish screenwriter and regular Ken Loach collaborator, Paul Laverty). The Olive Tree follows a determined young farmer (Anna Castillo) as she sets out across Europe to reclaim her grandfather’s beloved two thousand year old olive tree from the German company who bought it 12 years ago. A touching and emotional story of family, friendship and resilience.
The British comedy BURN BURN BURN sees Dan (Jack Farthing) dispatching his good friends Seph (Laura Carmichael) and Alex (Chloe Pirrie) on an arduous road trip to hit five disparate UK venues. He’ll even accompany them: not so much backseat driver as wedged into the glove compartment, since the prematurely deceased Dan has assigned the bewildered, emotionally freefalling pair to scatter his ashes in places dear to his heart. Meantime, his funny, often painfully frank video missives map altogether rockier relationship terrain. A crackling, life-affirming voyage of self-discovery.
Queen of Katwe is the colourful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
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