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(Above: Robert Longstreet and Brooke Bloom in ‘She’s Lost Control.’ Source: IMDb)

Ovid.tv, a subscription streamer offering arthouse, documentary and social issues films, has added the following eight dramas and comedies today:

Family Life (2017)

This Chilean film is about a young man (Jorge Becker) who spends a few weeks housekeeping for a relative in Santiago. Soon, he meets an attractive neighbor. In order to win her sympathy, he makes up a story about a vindictive ex-wife who is keeping his daughter away from him.

The cast includes Gabriela Arancibia and Blanca Lewin. It was directed by Cristián Jiménez and Alicia Scherson, and is In Spanish, with English subtitles.

You can also watch Family Life with subscriptions to Amazon Prime and via free library streamer Kanopy, or rent for $4.99 from iTunes and Amazon.

Flesh and Blood (2017)

Mark Webber directed and stars in this drama in which the main character explores his family tree only to discover that “every branch is not only broken but seemingly unrepairable.”

Webber uses his real family as the cast — which includes Madeline Brewer and Tim Dowlin — and real-life situations for the story.

You can also watch Flesh and Blood with an Amazon Prime subscription, or rent it for $3.99 from Google Play, YouTube and Amazon.

Footnotes (2016)

Footnotes is a musical comedy in which a young woman must juggle a new romance, a manipulative boss and striking co-workers at her new luxury shoe factory job.

Directed by Paul Calori & Kostia Testut, the cast includes Pauline Etienne, Olivier Chantreau and François Morel. It’s in French with English subtitles.

You can also watch Footnotes with an Amazon Prime subscription, or rent it from $2.99 on Amazon and iTunes.

How He Fell in Love (2015)

Marc Meyers wrote and directed this romantic drama about a young musician (Matt McGorry) having an affair with an older, married yoga instructor who is adopting a child.

How He Fell in Love also stars Amy Hargreaves, Britney Oldford and Mark Blum.

In addition to its Ovid.tv availability, you can rent the film starting at $3.99 from Amazon and iTunes.

Metamorphoses (2014)

Christophe Honoré directed and wrote this tale, based on the narrative poem by Ovid (relationship to Ovid.tv unknown), about a high school student, Europa (Amira Akili), who is drawn into the mythical world of gods and meets Jupiter. It’s in French with English subtitles.

You can also watch this film via library streamer Kanopy, or rent it from $3.99 on Amazon and iTunes.

My Friend from the Park (2015)

In this Argentinian drama, lonely mom Liz (Julieta Zylberberg) is sucked into a world of “stolen cars, unstable sisters and paranoia” by the spontaneous Rosa (Ana Katz). Katz also directed and co-wrote the script. It’s in Spanish, with English subtitles.

You can also watch My Friend from the Park with an Amazon Prime subscription and on Kanopy; or rent it from $3.99 on Amazon and iTunes.

My Revolution (2016)

A Parisian teenager (Samuel Vincent) with Tunisian roots inadvertently becomes a local mascot when he’s photographed at a rally for the Jasmine Revolution. Ramzi Ben Sliman directed and co-wrote the script.

You can also stream My Revolution with an Amazon Prime subscription and via Kanopy; or rent it from $3.99 on Amazon and iTunes.

She’s Lost Control (2014)

Things begin to unravel for Ronah (Brooke Bloom), a sexual surrogate, when she starts having feelings for a new client. Anja Marquardt directed and wrote the script.

You can also watch She’s Lost Control on Kanopy; or rent it for $3.99 on iTunes.


Available in the US, with plans to launch in Canada this fall, Ovid.tv can be streamed on its website or on Fire TV, Roku, iOS and Android devices.

The service costs $6.99 per month, or $69.99 annually, with a seven-day free trial.

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