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    Award-winning, modern To Kill A Mockingbird tale features stand-out performances by Tim Roth, newcomer Eloise Laurence.

    "Flashes of greatness! [Roth is] as good as ever!"
    -David Edelstein, New York Magazine

    "Newcomer Laurence emerges as an outstanding up-and-coming talent!"
    -Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

    "[An] assured, preternatural confidence...[Norris's is] a career worth following"
    -Michael D'Angelo, The Dissolve

    October 8th, 2013 (NY, NY) - Film Movement the distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, announces today that BROKEN, the critcally-acclaimed modern re-telling of To Kill A Mocking Bird, will be released on DVD on November 5th in North America, in time for holiday gift-giving. This debut feature film from acclaimed theater director Rufus Norris boasts critically lauded performances by Academy Award® nominee Tim Roth, Golden Globe nominee Cillian Murphy and tomorrow's brightest star, Eloise Laurence. Skunk (Laurence) and her father enjoy a quiet family life in their suburban England cul-de-sac; but the harsh realities of the outside world will find one fateful summer Skunk and forever change her.

    All Film Movement DVD releases include a short film - this moth's release is THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS, a film by Matthew B. Wolff. The film is 15 minutes in length and follows an average couple who wake up to an extrodinary world where everything has simply vanished. Learn more about this film here.

    Winner of the Best Film award at the British Independent Film Awards, Broken will be available on DVD at Film Movement, and also through major retailers such as The film will be available to stream directly from Film Movement for just $3.99; online streaming begins November 5th and can be accessed here. Additionaly, Amazon Instant and iTunes will make the film available for rent and download beginning November 5th.

    Synopsis of BROKEN:

    The summer holidays have just begun and 11 year-old Skunk's (Eloise Laurence) afternoons are full of day dreams and curious wanderings around her neighborhood - with the exception that she must regularly give herself injections to combat her type 1 Diabetes. When Skunk discovers her bitter and angry old neighbor, Mr. Oswald (Rory Kinnear), savagely beating Rick, a troubled boy from the neighborhood whom Mr. Oswald's daughter has callously and ficticiously accused of rape, Skunk's innocence begins to vanish. Trying to find solace with her loving nanny (Zana Marjancovic) and father (Tim Roth), with whom she is very close, Skunk is unwittingly drawn into her neigbors' unfolding melodrama involving violence and life-shattering illness. Her home, her neighborhood ad her school all become trecherous environments where the happy certanties of childhood give way to a fear-filled doubt and the promise of a complex, broken future. Overwhelmed by her experiences, Skunk herself is drawn into an ethereal chaos from which she may only return through the intense love of those closest to her.

    Acclaim for BROKEN:

    WINNER - Best Film - British Independent Film Awards
    WINNER - Best Supporting Actor, Rory Kinnear - British Independent Film Awards
    NOMINATED - Nine British Independent Film Awards
    OPENING NIGHT - Critic's Week - Cannes Film Festival
    WINNER - Grand Prix - Odessa International Film Festival
    WINNER - Audience Award - European Union Film Festival
    WINNER - Best Actor, Tim Roth - Stockholm Film Festival
    WINNER - Best Int'l Feature - Zurich Film Festival
    OFFICIAL SELECTION - BFI London Film Festival
    OFFICIAL SELECTION - Santa Barbara Film Festival
    OFFICIAL SELECTION - Miami International Film Festival
    OFFICIAL SELECTION - Cleveland International Film Festival
    OFFICIAL SELECTION - Florida Film Festival
    OFFICIAL SELECTION - Berkshire International Film Festical
    OFFICIAL SELECTION - Calagary Int'l Film Festival

    BROKEN |2013 | Drama |English | 90 minutes I Unrated

    About Film Movement:

    Launched in 2003, Film Movement is a full-service North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films, based in New York City. Film Movement has released more than 250 feature films and shorts from 50 countries on six continents, including top prize winners from Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, Tribeca and other prestigious festivals. Film Movement releases its films through numerous distribution channels, including thousands of art-house cinemas, universities and libraries; home video (Netflix and Amazon); television outlets (Sundance Channel, HBO, IFC and Showtime); Cable Video on Demand (including its very own branded cable VOD platform?Film Festival on Demand?available in over 40 million US homes); In-flight Entertainment (Alaska Airlines, Air Canada and United/Continental,) and broadband outlets (iTunes, Hulu, Amazon and YouTube). For more information, please visit

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