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DREAM HOME (18)

HONG Kong film-maker Ho-Cheung Pang’s gory horror follows the beautiful Cheng Lai Sheung (Josie Ho) as she pursues her dream of owning a riverside apartment.

Cheng has carefully saved money her entire life and has foregone pleasures, such as holidays with her friends, so that she can claim her dream home.

However, despite all of her best efforts, fate seems determined to thwart her and, to add insult to injury, her affair with a married businessman (Eason Chan) is unfulfilling.

Eventually she snaps and embarks on a bloody and brutal killing spree that leaves blood and entrails in her wake.

STAR RATING: ***

FATHERS OF GIRLS (15)

FRANK Horner (Ray Winstone) is a solicitor based in a small town in Wiltshire, who has smothered his daughter Helen (Lois Winstone) with love for 20 years.

Referring to her affectionately as his princess, Frank is dreading the day when he must finally let Helen go so she can go to university and move in with her boyfriend Simon (Luke Kempner).

Something shocking and unexpected tears Frank’s world apart and, as he searches for reasons for his anguish, the solicitor discovers his little girl wasn’t an angel after all.

Indeed, she had a dark side, and as Frank digs deeper his unconditional love for Helen is tested to breaking point.

STAR RATING: **

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