July 2017

Gleebooks Bookshop - Wednesday, July 05, 2017
I, Daniel Blake: Dir. Ken Loach ($21.95)
In the North-East of England, 59 year-old widower Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is forced to stop working when he is taken ill with heart disease and so applies for Employment and Support Allowance from the Government. But his life is further thrown into disarray when his benefits are suddenly taken away from him and he is forced to jump through the many hoops of the bureaucratic system to get them back. During this time, he meets the similarly-troubled single mother Katie (Hayley Squires) whose financial problems mean she is being forced out of her home in London along with her two kids Dylan and Daisy (Dylan McKiernan and Briana Shann).

Graduation: Dir. Cristian Mungiu ($32.95, region 2)

A young girl is set to leave her Romanian homeland for a prestigious English university when she is physically assaulted just before her final exam. Her father now tries to get to the bottom of who the culprit is and how to convince bureaucratic powers to reconsider this life changing exam for this daughter. Another brilliant drama that plays with thriller-like tension from the acclaimed director of 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days.

The Legacy: Season 3 ($42.95, region 2)
Following the death of progressive internationally-renowned artist Veronika Grønnegaard, The Legacy traces the story of Veronika’s four adult children, whose distinctive upbringing has affected their lives in very different ways. In this season the four heirs have finally made peace with the past, and with each other. Following Thomas’ death, Emil has taken on the role of parent to Melody at Grønnegaard, where they live with his niece, Hannah, and her artist troupe. Signe spends most of her time with her boyfriend, Aksel, running her organic farm. Gro has set up a gallery for young, progressive art at the Art Hall. Frederik lives in the US, and, having enjoyed a successful career and healthy profits, he is ready to make peace with Solveig. But, in his absence, his family has evolved, so is he really prepared for what awaits him once he comes back home?

The Hollow Crown Collection ($64.95)
Luscious screen adaptations of Shakespeare’s Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Henry VI in two parts and Richard III starring Ben Whishaw, Tom Hiddleston & Jeremy Irons, Benedict  Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench, Michael Gambon and many more, plus ‘making of’ special features with exclusive interviews with cast and crew—all in one set—a bargain!

Things To Come: Dir. Mia Hanson-Løve
Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is deeply passionate about her job & enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students & her eccentric mother, leading a life of personal & intellectual fulfilment. Unexpectedly, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With a newfound freedom suddenly thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent herself & establish a new way of living. ($25.95, region 2)

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