F-Rated animation 'The Breadwinner' leads this week's new releases

22 May 2018 in New Releases

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The Breadwinner
The Breadwinner

From Cartoon Saloon - the studio behind Into Film favourites The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea - comes an F-Rated* animation more suitable for slightly older audiences, set in Afghanistan, 2001. 11 year-old Parvana helps her father in the marketplace who regales her with historical tales and stories of the imagination. But when he's unjustly imprisoned by the Taliban, Parvana dresses as a boy so that she can continue to provide food for the rest of her family. Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner celebrates family bonds and storytelling around the world.

The F-Rating is awarded to films a) directed by a woman and/or b) written by a woman. If the film also features significant women on screen in their own right it is triple F-Rated. The rating is designed to support and promote women and redress the imbalance in the film industry.

Into Film has recently introduced to the F-Rating to its catalogue and you will soon be able to search for and filter films in this way.

Solo: A Star Wars Story; Edie; The Little Vampire; The Rape of Recy Taylor; Show Dogs

The early adventures of Han Solo and Chewbacca are explored in Solo: A Star Wars Story; An 83 year-old woman is determined to climb Mount Suilven in Scotland after the death of her husband in Edie; Adapted from the popular series of German children's books, a 13 year-old vampire makes friends with a human boy of the same age in The Little Vampire; An African-American woman's quest for justice after her rape in 1944 helps to spark the Civil Rights Movement in documentary The Rape of Recy Taylor; A blend of CGI and live-action puts a spin on the buddy cop genre as a police officer and his Rottweiler go undercover in family comedy Show Dogs.

New to order on DVD

Coco

Pixar's latest follows the incredible adventures of 12 year-old Miguel as he's transported to the Land of the Dead. After going against his family's longstanding ban on music, he finds himself in a new world populated by the deceased and departed, including his relatives across multiple generations. However, Miguel must find a way out by sunrise, otherwise he will be forever trapped in the afterlife. Coco is a film about music, memory and following your dreams.

Also new to order this week

A Fantastic Woman; The Post; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

A transgender woman is shut out by her partner's family after his sudden death in Chile's 'Best Foreign Language Film' Oscar® winner A Fantastic Woman; Steven Spielberg uncovers the true story of the Pentagon Papers and one woman's campaign for freedom of the press in The Post; a local sheriff is challenged by a furious, grieving mother after no arrests have been made months after the death of her daughter in black comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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