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Focus Features

Overview
Works: 314 works in 1,109 publications in 4 languages and 115,062 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Romance films  History  Comedy films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: fds, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Focus Features
Pride & prejudice by Jane Austen( Visual )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 3,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of lively and rebellious Elizabeth, one of five unmarried daughters living in the countryside of 19th century England, in a world where an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation
Brokeback Mountain by Ang Lee( Visual )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 3,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job, the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start
Lost in translation by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 2,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged actor and the wife of a photographer meet while on business in Tokyo. They strike up an unusual friendship in the hotel bar that helps them both overcome boredom and loneliness
Atonement by Joe Wright( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When 13-year-old Briony Tallis, sees her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner at the fountain in front of the family estate she misinterprets what is happening thus setting into motion a series of misunderstandings and a childish pique that will have lasting repercussions for all of them. Robbie is the son of a family servant toward whom the family has always been kind. They paid for him to attend Cambridge and now plans on going to medical school. After the fountain incident, Briony reads a letter intended for Cecilia and concludes that Robbie is a deviant. When her cousin Lola is raped, she tells the police that it was Robbie she saw committing the deed, when in fact it was a visitor to the estate
Coraline by Henry Selick( Visual )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl walks through a secret door that she has found in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life, but much better. When her adventure turns dangerous, and her counterfeit parents, including the Other Mother, try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home - and save her family
Milk by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, becomes a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he is elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, the first openly-gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, are shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blames his former colleagues for denying White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the true story of Harvey Milk
The constant gardener by Fernando Meirelles( Visual )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 2,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widescreen (1.85:1) presentation. In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and all the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to them. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, Justin risks his own life and will stop at nothing to expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined
Moonrise kingdom by Wes Anderson( Visual )

19 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle
Anna Karenina by Keira Knightley( Visual )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky
The kids are all right( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Allgoods are a close family experiencing life's typical ups and downs: 18-year old daughter Joni (Wasikowska) is heading off to Stanford University and starting to distance herself from her parents; 14-year-old Laser is hanging out with a deadbeat friend who constantly leads him into trouble. The only difference is that this family has two mums. Jules (Moore) and Nic (Bening) have been together for years, deeply in love, and had both children through artificial insemination. This loving but strained home life is thrown into comic disarray when the kids track down their biological donor-Dad, Paul (Ruffalo), and invite him home for dinner
Dallas Buyers Club by Jean-Marc Vallée( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Inspired by true events, in 1985,] Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof ... sees his free-wheeling life overturned when he's diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Determined to survive, Woodroof decides to take matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal"--Container
Diarios de motocicleta Motorcycle diaries by Walter Salles( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1952, twenty-three year old medical student Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (later better known as Ernesto Che Guevara) just one semester away from graduation, decides to postpone his last semester to accompany his twenty-nine year old biochemist friend Alberto Granado on his four month, 8,000 km long dream motorcycle trip throughout South America starting from their home in Buenos Aires. Their quest is to see things they've only read about in books about the continent on which they live, and to finish that quest on Alberto's thirtieth birthday on the other side of the continent in the Guajira Peninsula in Venezuela
Jane Eyre by Cary Joji Fukunaga( Visual )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When orphaned governess Jane Eyre arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she's intrigued by her brooding, wealthy employer, Rochester. His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever
Burn after reading by Joel Coen( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osbourne Cox is a CIA analyst who quits his job after being demoted. He decides to write a memoir about his life in the CIA. His wife, Katie, wants a divorce and, based on the advice of her divorce lawyer, she downloads many of his personal and financial files onto a disc. The disc eventually finds its way to Hardbodies, a workout gym. An employee of the gym, Chad Feldheimer, turns the disc over to the Russians with promises of more information
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind by Michel Gondry( Visual )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with
The other Boleyn girl by Natalie Portman( Visual )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Boleyn is a doe-eyed vixen who is ordered by her power-hungry uncle to bewitch King Henry VIII. Her shy sister Mary has always been in Anne's shadow. Anne is prettier, more accomplished, and desired by many men. So when the King picks Mary as his mistress, Anne turns on her sister and schemes to become not only the King's consort, but his new queen. Though the Boleyn girls' mother points out that her 'daughters are being traded like cattle for the advancement of men,' it is Anne who ultimately throws her slight weight around to bully Henry into doing her bidding
The big Lebowski by Joel Coen( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beat up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife, and this hapless loser gets drawn into a kidnapping
The theory of everything by James Marsh( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of: time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed." -- Back of container
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former agent for the British Secret Intelligence Service is called back to root out a Russian spy who has infiltrated the organization's highest levels
A Serious Man by Joel Coen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik can't believe his life, His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior, and mortality
 
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