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Precious tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who happens to be obese, illiterate and pregnant for the second time. She seems to be good at math, but this doesn’t seem to stop the principal of her school from kicking her out and letting her enroll for alternative schooling, where she meets other problem girls as well as Ms. Rain.
Al Sur de la Frontera, al Oeste del Sol tells the story of Hajime, who meets with a childhood friend he hasn’t seen in the last 25 years. Her name is Shimamoto, and Hajime is contemplating leaving his wife and daughters to be with her.
Ueno Juri to Itsutsu no Kaban (上野樹里と5つの鞄) is the 5-episode mini-series produced by WOWOW, in which Japanese actress Juri Ueno alongside directors Hideta Takahata, Michael Arias, Nobuhiro Yamashita, Takuma Takasaki, and Koji Hagiuda tell five different stories surrounding five different bags.
Just as its name in English states, Niu China is the album to showcase what’s new in the Chinese music world. From traditional sounding Chinese ballads to chanson francophone fused with electronic, R&B, Bossa Nova, to a Tango-ish sounding track, all the way to a mind-blowing fusion of Beijing opera with strong rock/electronic sounds.
The film is an engaging personal dialogue on isolation between Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) and what drove him to take a lonely job on the moon. As the sole caretaker of a mostly automated mining facility which ships the much needed Helium 3 back to Earth, Sam can’t wait to get back home to his wife Tess and their three-year-old daughter, Eve.