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Film Four International

Overview
Works: 167 works in 530 publications in 2 languages and 21,985 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Cross-cultural studies  Romance films  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Film Four International
The iron lady by Meryl Streep ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world
The Straight story ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story about 73-year-old Alvin Straight who embarks on a dangerous and emotional journey to make amends with his 75-year-old estranged brother Lyle who had suffered a stroke. Alvin can no longer drive a car because of his eyesight and has to walk with 2 canes, but he climbs aboard his 1966 John Deere lawnmower with hitched trailer and drives the 260-mile course from Laurens, Iowa to Mt. Zion, Wis
Happy-go-lucky ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poppy is a life-loving and irrepressibly cheerful primary school teacher. She is thirty years old, single, and infinitely optimistic and accepting. She lives with her best friend and flatmate Zoe in London. She is tested by a repressed driving instructor with anger problems, and, in turn, she decides to test him. She has exciting flamenco lessons, an encounter with a homeless man, an argument with her pregnant sister, and a love-affair with the social worker guiding one of her students
Monsoon wedding by Mira Nair ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. Years after moving to Mississipi their daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families are forced to come to terms with it. Romance, culture and politics all come into play in this brilliant movie
A room with a view by E. M Forster ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container
Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in Hindi and English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleven-year-old Krishna came to Bombay after the circus he worked for abandoned him. Now he lives on the streets with pimps, prostitutes, drug addicts, and other homeless children. When his best friend steals the money he has saved to return home, he must also turn to a life of crime
Maurice by James Ivory ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings
Shallow grave by Danny Boyle ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three self-involved Edinburgh roommates take in a brooding boarder. When he dies of an overdose, leaving a suitcase full of money, the trio embark on a series of very bad decisions, with extraordinarily grim consequences for all. Macabre but with a streak of offbeat humor, this stylistically influential tale of guilt and derangement is a full-throttle bit of Hitchcockian nastiness
Life is sweet by Mike Leigh ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy
Into the West ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a rich breeder tries to take a magical horse away from two city kids, their only hope is to escape and become the coolest outlaws ever toride into the west
Naked by Mike Leigh ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A charming, eloquent, and vicious drifter rapes a woman and flees to London to stay with former girlfriend Louise. He rejects those who would care for him and hurls himself into a nocturnal odyssey through the city, colliding with a succession of desperate and dispossessed people and scorching everyone in his path
Mi vida loca by Allison Anders ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Gang members Sad Girl and Mousie, once best friends, are now enemies as they have both become pregnant by the same man, Ernesto, a local drug dealer. But when Ernesto is murdered, the balance of power on the street brutally changes and it's time to take sides"--Container
This is England by Shane Meadows ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 12-year-old stumbles upon a dangerous new group of friends--skinheads who offer their friendship, fun and protection in exchange for his loyalty
Hilary and Jackie by Hilary Du Pré ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The incredible true story of two sisters joined by music and torn apart by love for the same man
Alice Darkness light darkness by Jan Švankmajer ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice: A little girl follows an elusive White Rabbit and so begins this dream expedition into the landscape of childhood, combining techniques of animation, puppet theatre and live action in Švankmajer's surreal version of Alice's adventures in Wonderland
The filth and the fury by Julien Temple ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The musical group Sex Pistols was in existence for only 26 months and recorded only one album, yet they changed the face of music forever. This shocking portrait of arguably the most influential and certainly the most notorious rock group of all time documents their rise from the back streets of London, through their crucifixion by the British tabloids and ultimate implosion on tour in America. Culled primarily from the band's own 20-hour-plus archive it includes candid interviews, performances, rehearsals and recording sessions
Howards End by E. M Forster ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story about class divisions in Edwardian England, and the tragic series of events that occurs when two impulsive middle-class sisters become involved with a working class couple and a wealthy family
Kisses ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After being abused by their dysfunctional families, pre-teen neighbors Dylan and Kylie decide to run away from home on Christmas Eve. The two set off in search of Dylan's brother, who made his own escape two years prior. After a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin, their dreams for a better life have dissolved and the two decide to return home, but only after swearing eternal friendship
The long day closes by Terence Davies ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy who struggles through his days. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local movie-house. All the while, his family looms large in our peripheral vision as do the menacing bullies of his school
The ballad of the sad café by Simon Callow ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miss Amelia runs the town's only cafe and controls the locals through the careful distribution of her secretly brewed hooch. Her eccentric existence is threatened with the arrival of a dwarf who claims kinship and the reappearance of her rejected husband
 
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Alternative Names
Film 4 International
Film Four.
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Languages
English (146)
Hindi (11)
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