The Life Ahead (2020)

When an a former streetwalker is persuaded by her doctor to take in an orphan from Africa, the woman & boy’s mutual hostility changes into acceptance and love, enriching her final days.

Lean on Pete (2018)

A boy bonds with a winless race horse & when his father dies sets off across country with the horse to find his aunt & prevent the horse from being put down.

When Marnie Was There (2014)

In Japan Anna, sent to relatives on the coast because of her asthma, is so shy that she feels like an outsider. She befriends Marnie who might not be real, but the change that Marnie brings to her is very real.

Ida (2013)

A fascinating 5-star film by Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski explores faith and the complex history of eastern Europe. Click the title to read my entire review.