Archive - May 2017

Hacksaw Ridge

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Director: Mel Gibson
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey,, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn
Genre: war, Drama, Adventure
Language: English & Japanese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Australia, USA 2016 139 mins. (15)
Released by Lionsgate

Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge' drops into the awards season with an 'I'm back' confident and powerful film.

Jackie

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Director: Pablo Larraine
Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt, Bill Crudip
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: Chile-France-USA 2016 99 mins. (15)
Released by e One

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman), America's First Lady, trend setter, fashion icon, a mother, her pink Chanel suit spattered with blood as she cradles her husband's lifeless body in the back of the limousine. Dallas, 22nd November 1963, the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Caspar Phillipson), the 35th American President.

McLaren

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Director: Roger Donaldson
Cast: Dwayne Cameron
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: New Zealand 2016 90 mins. (12A)
Released by Munro Film Services

I Am Not Madame Bovery (我不是潘金莲)

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Director: Feng Xiaogang
Cast: Chengpeng Dong, Fan Bingbing, Fan Wei
Genre: Comedy
Language: Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles
Country of origin: China 2016 138 mins. (12A)
Best Film, Best Actress - 64th San Sebastian Film Festival; FIPRESCI Special Presentations - 41st Toronto International Film Festival; Best Film, Best Actress, Best Cinematography - 11th Asian Film Awards; Audience Choice Award, Best Director - 53rd Golden Horse Awards 11th Asian Film Awards.
Released by Thunderbird Releasing

The Other Side of Hope

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Director: Aki Kaurismaki
Cast: Sherwan Hadi, Sakari Kuosmanen, Donne Hyytianen
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Arabic, Finnish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Finland-Germany 2016 98 mins. (12A)
Winner Best Director Silver Bear 2017 Berlin Film Festival
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Aki Kaurismaki's the master of deadpan humour sketches out a bittersweet comedy that continues from his previous gem, 'Le Havre.'

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge)

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Director: Michael Dudok de Wit
Genre: Animation
Language: None
Country of Origin: France-Belgium-Japan 2016 80 mins. (PG)
Un Certain Regard, Special Prize 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Released by StudioCanal

'The Red Turtle' is a dialogue-free, visual treat with images that thrill and delight. A storm at sea and an unnamed man struggles in the massive waves. Castaway on a desert island his only companions are the birds, a group of crabs who move stealth-like across the sand and turtles and then the man meets a red turtle. I'll say no more.

Spark

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Director: Aaron Woodley
Cast: Jessica Biel, Susan Sarandon, Patrick Stewart, Hilary Swank
Genre: Animation
Language: English
Country of Origin: Canada-South Korea-USA 2016 90 mins. (PG)
Released by Vertigo Releasing

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Long Haul

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Director: David Bowers
Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Charlie Wright, Jason Ian Drucker
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 90 mins. (U)
Released by 20th Century Fox

In 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul', based on the record-breaking book series, a family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous.