Short Film ShowcaseSeason 1
John Hurt, Adrian Dunbar, and Sally Hawkins are some of the stars in this collection of award-winning short films where love and friendship take the lead.
- 1. The AttendantNovember 20, 202212minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishFrankie (Adrian Dunbar) is a parking attendant with his eye on the future. His friend Cathy is in financial trouble, but as Frankie always says, "Something will turn up!"
- 2. Love at First SightNovember 20, 202213minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishDo you believe in love at first sight? When Arthur claps eyes on Ruth, he is left in no doubt. Award-winning actors John Hurt and Phyllida Law star.
- 3. The Silent ChildNovember 20, 202220minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishIn this Oscar®-winning film, an overwhelmed family employs a deaf-specialist social worker to help prepare their "broken child," Libby, for the real world.
- 4. JoeyNovember 20, 202215minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishA lonely clown (John Simm) plying his trade in a forgotten seaside resort falls in love and is forced to confront a terrible secret he's been hiding.
- 5. The Phone CallNovember 20, 202221minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishThis Oscar® winner follows Heather (Sally Hawkins), a shy woman employed at a call center who receives a call from a mystery man that will change her life forever.
- 6. RoyNovember 20, 202215minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishIsolated widower Roy (David Bradley) passes time by cold-calling strangers from the phone book. When he dials an adult hotline worker, an unlikely friendship is born.
- 7. Little BirdNovember 20, 202210minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishAfter the women of Great Britain are called upon to aid the war effort, how far will one young woman with a secret go to expand her limited horizons and herself?
- 8. A GlimpseNovember 20, 202210minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishA busy Londoner's life is sidetracked when an encounter with a spontaneous stranger in a cafe inspires her to take a chance on a more uncertain future.
- 9. BreakNovember 20, 202220minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishOscar® nominee John Hurt stars in this uniquely lyrical drama about a chance meeting between two young parents and their elderly neighbors that impacts all their lives.
- 10. Don vs LightningNovember 20, 202213minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishWhen Don (Peter Mullan), an elderly Scottish grump, finds himself a victim of multiple lightning strikes, he worries that his quiet life may never be the same again.
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