Another year, another lockdown, and so for those of us that aren’t home-schooling, another chunk of spare time on our hands. If you’ve already binged on The Queen’s Gambit, Bridgerton, and any other telly you’ve been told you must see, you might be on the lookout for some film recommendations. I’ve scoured Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, and All4 to put together another list. Some quite old, some quite new, all absolutely brilliant.
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In the UK there are thousands sleeping rough every night, going about their day-to-day lives with nowhere to call home. Shedding filmic light on the homeless community is filmmaker Jake Gavin with his stunning directorial debut ‘Hector’, which stars Peter Mullan in the title role. After years of dossing down at motorway service stations up and down the country with friends Dougie (Laurie Ventry) and Hazel (Natalie Gavin), Hector wants to reconnect with the family, and tracks down his brother-in-law Derek in an attempt to reconcile with his siblings. Presenting the spectrum of human perception of the destitute, ranging from kindness to cruelty, the film not only focuses on the tender story of the protagonist but tackles the wider issues, raising important questions over the true necessities of life.
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