Chicken With Plums (DVD)--Nasser-Ali, a talented musician, loses the will to live after his wife breaks his beloved violin during an argument. He searches for a replacement, and finding none that sounds quite the same, he vows to die. Eight days later, he does. This is the story of his last week of life, where we see flashbacks and flash forwards of his previous life and his children's futures.
A Simple Life (2011) | I wonder how much we miss culturally in this movie, especially crossing socioeconomic barriers. It's a great look at one type of elder care in Hong Kong. It is strikingly similar to U.S. efforts, which means it is still sad. This is a nice and honest look at an evolving servant/employer relationship.
Directed by Jim Jarmusch. With Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt. A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of uncontrollable younger sister.
Ex Machina (2015 - Directed by Alex Garland) Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.
"William Boyd adapts his acclaimed 2002 novel about a man - at various times a writer, lover, prisoner of war and spy - making his often precarious way through the 20th century in ANY HUMAN HEART. Matthew MacFadyen, Gillian Anderson, Hayley Atwell, Kim Catrall and Jim Broadbent star." (Amazon)