Sophie grew up in a household where television and film watching was banned but ended up friends with a boy who owned all four Jaws films on VHS. The suspense and shark-inflicted gore was shared and with it the news that fiction is better than reality. Having rewatched Jaws as an adult and screamed and jumped in the best way possible, she pronounces that film The Daddy. The sequels? Jaws 2 the handsome son, Jaws 3 the spoilt child, Jaws: The Revenge, well…the mad aunt. But "Mario van Peebles" is fun to say. Try it when in a bad mood and see if it doesn't cheer you up.
Sophie would really like to make a film at some point, preferably a daring, ambitious, structurally breath-taking one that says something new about being human. If Sophie dies unexpectedly by the paws of a large mammal before getting a chance to create this game changer, she would like Werner Herzog to direct a gravely reverent film about her demise.
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The old age of the artist, exploring his relationship with a model and his son.
A documentary about the spirit of unity that developed in the UK during the Second World War and contributed to the formation of the Welfare State.
When a couple's car breaks down at an former nuclear test site they are rescued and imprisoned by a local hermit.
A recent college graduate goes to Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. Once there, he falls in love with a young prostitute and their fateful journey begins.
A man in an iron lung hires a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity.
A drama based on the real life case of fast food restaurant employees who abused vulnerable young people on the orders of a stranger on the phone who claimed to be investigating shoplifting.
Two friends use a drug that enables them to warp space time in an attempt to save the world.
A documentary team sets out to challenge the conviction of three teenagers, labelled Satanists, for the murder of three boys.
A pair of British Arab brothers trying to get by in gangland London learn the extraordinary courage it takes to be yourself.
An Israeli hostage and a Palestinian orphan form an uneasy bond as they flee Beirut militias.
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