Elissa Down's heart-warming AFI-winning story about fitting in, discovering love and accepting your family is based on her own life experiences and stars Toni Collette as Maggie Mollison who is not only pregnant, but also has two sons and a husband who talks to his teddy bear. Luke Ford stars as Charlie, who is autistic and Rhys Wakefield as 16-year-old Thomas, who tries to understand his unpredictable and sometimes unmanageable older brother.
After using her powers to charm the widowed king into marrying her, an evil witch sees his children standing in her way. She finds their secret hiding place and turns the three princes into ravens.
After escaping the clutches of a slave trader, a bold 10-year-old Sudanese boy befriends a young giraffe and a kind Bedouin, who takes them on a splendid journey via a hot-air balloon as far as the palace of King Charles X of France. In French.
Vera Drake is a selfless woman who is completely devoted to, and loved by, her working class family. Unbeknown to them, however, she also serves as a backroom abortionist helping young girls out. The practice itself was illegal in 1950s England, and when the authorities find out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel.