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Film Selection 02: Chances

Film Selection 02: Chances

February surprises us with a guest: the rainy days. This year, we are granted with an extra day of possibilities, of love, of friendship, of anything that we have so frivolously waited for. It is a day where the wildest opportunities can fall into your lap. 

So, to celebrate this wonderful month, we offer the finest selection of films that would reiterate, redefine, and relate to the chances we are presented with in life. What can we do with our chances? What would happen if we took them? What would happen if we abandon them? What if it goes wrong? What if the leap taken before was not enough?

SECRETS AND LIES (Mike Leigh, 1996)
Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Timothy Spall, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Phyllis Logan, Claire Rushbrook

When someone finds the chance to discover the truth about their past, it is wise to take it. Despite the uncertainty, Hortense takes the chance, risking the peaceful life she has. What comes afterwards is an abundance of emotions.

WAITRESS (Adrienne Shelly, 2007)
Starring: Keri Russell, Adrienne Shelly, Cheryl Hines, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto

Jenna’s life is hell. Her husband is a complete idiot and she works a dead-end job in a diner. Her happiness only comes from baking mouth-watering, delicious pies. Then something arrives: a baby. Will she give in or will she take this opportunity to escape?

YOUNG ADULT (Jason Reitman, 2011)
Starring: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Jill Eikenberry

High school is temporary. Supposedly.

MY MAN GODFREY (Gregory La Cava, 1936)
Starring: Carole Lombard, William Powell, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Eugene Pallette

The capitalistic love story you’ve dreamt of your whole life.

IN THE BEDROOM (Todd Field, 2001)
Starring: Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, William Mapother

Life after death is tough; the choice is either to wallow in grief or to fight against the quagmire of sadness. Which one will you take?

The Northern Diaries: Helsinki

The Northern Diaries: Helsinki

Girl Uninterrupted: Brief Encounters With Love

Girl Uninterrupted: Brief Encounters With Love