In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts
After a devastating earthquake destroys the West Coast, causing seventeen-year-old Penelope to lose her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother, she navigates a dark world, holding hope and love in her hands and refusing to be defeated
"Broken Circle Breakdown" is a story about the love between a tattoo artist and the banjo player in a bluegrass band. It won France's 2013 Cesar Award for Best Foreign Film. The setting is Belgium. He loves all things American, believing that America is a place where anybody can remake themselves. She has ink all over her body concealing the tattooed names of former lovers. Roger Ebert described the film as "a rich, raw, heartache of a film, a beautifully composed, soul-stirring drama about love, family, sex, sorrow, faith, and music." It's heartbreaking, with a terrific soundtrack. A great movie.