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Film Four International

Works: 308 works in 792 publications in 9 languages and 22,970 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Coming-of-age films  Romance films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films 
Roles: prn, pre, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Film Four International
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene."--IMDB website
A Room with a View by James Ivory( Visual )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,397 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
The Straight story by David Lynch( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,283 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 by Mike Leigh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,266 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
Mississippi masala by Mira Nair( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An African American man and Indian women fall in love and their respective families have to come to terms with it
Salaam Bombay! by Mira Nair( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krisha, a ten year old boy, has been abandoned in Bombay by his mother. He tries to earn money to go home while he lives in the streets
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality
Shallow grave by Danny Boyle( Visual )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 755 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 )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 680 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 lay about. 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
Naked by Mike Leigh( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex drifter embarks on a bizarre odyssey through the streets of London, interacting with a succession of lost souls in the city
Into the West by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystical fable about two Irish brothers traveling across the country on a magical white horse
Mi vida loca by Allison Anders( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The streets are alive in Echo Park, Los Angeles--alive with passion and anger, with casual moments of love and sudden acts of violence. 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. As the Echo Park boys deal with Ernesto's murder by searching for revenge, the Echo Park girls arm themselves for another kind of struggle -- the struggle to survive." -- Back of container
This is England by Shane Meadows( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 561 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
Alice by Woody Allen( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 490 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
Hilary and Jackie by Emily Watson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible true story of two sisters joined by music and torn apart by love for the same man. Hilary (Rachel Griffiths, Academy Award-nominee for Best Supporting Actress) and Jacqueline du Pre (Emily Watson, nominee for Best Actress) grow up as musical prodigies in England in the 1950s. While Hilary chooses to start a family, Jackie quickly rises to international fame and fortune. She dazzles audiences with unbridled passion for her music and soon marries renowned pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim. Although they are treated as musical royalty, the constant touring becomes a strain on Jackie. She longs for the simpler life that Hilary built and more. On an unannounced visit, a lonely and depressed Jackie reveals the unthinkable: that she also longs for her sister's husband
The long day closes by Terence Davies( Visual )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 416 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
Howards End by E. M Forster( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 414 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
The filth and the fury by Sex Pistols (Musical group)( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 356 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
Kisses by Lance Daly( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 342 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 had made his own escape two years prior. At first Dublin is a colorful kaleidoscope of wonder and mystery, but as the night wears on, the city takes on a darker character, and the two must rely on the kindness of strangers and Bob Dylan's wisdom to persevere. After that night on the streets of inner-city Dublin, the children's dreams have dissolved and they decide to return home, but only after swearing eternal friendship
Offret = Sacrifice by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offret: Alexander's birthday party is interrupted by news that World War III has begun and mankind is hours away from annihilation. To avoid war, Alexander promises to God that he'll sacrifice all he has, even his son
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