From Damon Gameau, director of That Sugar Film, comes 2040: an innovative feature documentary that looks to both the future in addition to what is vitally important today. Award-winning filmmaker Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future might look like in the year 2040 if humanity simply embraced solutions already available in the present. Blending traditional documentary footage with high-end visual effects to create a compelling and exciting vision of the future, 2040 promises to inspire Australians of all ages. Private group bookings available - contact our groups coordinator for details: admin[at]cinemanova.com.au
James Gray (The Immigrant, Two Lovers) takes us across an unforgiving solar system in his original science fiction epic AD ASTRA. Set in the near future, career astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) is called upon to embark upon a mission into the furthest reaches of space in an attempt to save mankind from a threat emanating from an earlier mission to Neptune captained by his intergalactic travel pioneer father Clifford McBride (Tommy Lee Jones). Debuting at the Venice Film Festival to critical acclaim and expectations of award season inclusion, director James Gray's interstellar thriller imagines a world where humanity has once again turned its attention to the stars, the moon is a battleground for resources, and space travel is a commercial reality. Co-starring Donald Sutherland, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga and John Ortiz.
Aretha Franklin may have ascended, but the Queen of Soul is far from forgotten – and new music documentary AMAZING GRACE reminds us of this while capturing an iconic moment in her life. Following her in 1972 as she recorded one of her greatest albums, the eponymous Amazing Grace, the then 29-year-old combined her prodigious talents with the Southern California Community Gospel Choir to create what would become the most successful gospel album of all time. The Sydney Pollack directed film was long-shelved, but is now finally seeing a release in the wake of Franklin’s death. Replete with never-before-seen footage and candid glimpses of a true musical genius, AMAZING GRACE is an ode to Aretha as well as the vital gospel music movement within ‘60s and ‘70s America. Pre-release group bookings available, contact our groups coordinator for more information on email@example.com.
Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus) leads a strong cast in Australian director Kim Farrant’s second feature, ANGEL OF MINE. Years after the death of her baby daughter, Lizzie (Rapace) comes across a girl, Lola, who resembles her child strongly – and becomes convinced that Lola is her. Befriending the girl’s mother Claire (Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale), Lizzie quickly unravels as her preoccupations turns to dangerous obsession. Lizzie is also waging a custody battle for her remaining child with her son's father (Luke Evans, The Girl On The Train), and soon long-held secrets become uncovered. Farrant explores motherhood, grief, and how our perception of reality can so easily be shaken when the two intertwine.
Based on the novel of the same name by Emma Jane Unsworth, ANIMALS is director Sophie Hyde’s second feature, and is an homage to female friendship, growing up, and the beauty in sometimes being a hot mess. Following two young women, Tyler and Laura, as they navigate life in Dublin as twenty-something-year-olds, the two are inseparable, causing similar chaos on their way through life and nights out. When Laura suddenly gets more serious and becomes engaged, Tyler is left in the wake – watching her friend suddenly heading down a different path and altering the fabric of their friendship. A story for anyone who’s ever made a mess, had your friends clean it up, and found that sometimes life is carrying you along despite how still you might be standing – ANIMALS is a film about nostalgia, being young and wild, and the power of girlfriends.
Half a century in the making and a massive achievement in film restoration, APOLLO 11 centres on one of the best known triumphs of man: the 1969 mission to the moon. Todd Douglas Miller’s (Dinosaur 13) documentary consists of archival footage of the time of the landing, some that has never been seen before. Crafted from old yet pristine 65mm film footage and sans interviews or narration, Miller’s film is the result of mining a recently discovered cache of video footage and more than 11,000 hours of audio recordings from the annals of NASA, and the audience is immediately immersed fifty years into the past – into a time which was indeed a very big step forward for the world. Witness Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and the Mission Control team, and those waiting at home, as we echo the millions of spectators who watched along in 1969 – except this time, it’s close-up, hyper-detailed and in higher definition. Miller has created a vignette of a time when everything was changing; a vividly coloured, 360 degree look at a world coming together to witness its own progression.
Adam Goodes' personal story is at the fore in THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM, a feature documentary that encompasses the AFL great and his career – and the endemic racism he faced as an Indigenous footballer. Directed by BAFTA award-winning director Daniel Gordon. The Opening NIght selection of MIFF 2019, Walkley award-winning journalist Stan Grant adapts his acclaimed Quarterly essay for a documentary about the Brownlow Medallist, Australian Of The Year 2014, and football star whose career was cut-short by a wave of discrimination in the media, on the field and by fans of Australian Rules. Focusing on Goodes but drawing on larger issues within Australian society, THE AUSTRALIAN DREAM finds a country divided on both its identity and the pathway to reconciliation.
Narrated by Jodie Foster, Pamela B. Green’s insightful documentary rewrites ﬁlm history, revealing for the ﬁrst time the life of cinema’s ﬁrst female director/screenwriter/producer/studio owner Alice Guy-Blaché. Over the span of her career Alice Guy-Blaché wrote, produced or directed 1,000 films, including 150 with synchronised sound during the ‘silent’ era. Her work includes comedies, westerns and dramas, as well as films with ground-breaking subject matter such as child abuse, immigration, Planned Parenthood, and female empowerment. She also etched a place in history by making the earliest known surviving narrative film with an all-black cast. Amazingly, Green discovered rare footage of televised interviews and long archived audio interviews which can be heard for the first time. BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE affords Alice Guy-Blaché to tell her own fascinating story. Some French language, English subtitles
The audacious directorial debut of Olivia Wilde and a hit with audiences and critics at the SXSW Film Festival, BOOKSMART is destined to become a generation-defining comedy. Amy (Kaitlyn Dever, Beautiful Boy) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein, Lady Bird) are high-school best friends destined for great things once they graduate, but getting into their first-choice colleges has come at a cost: they've barely socialized with anyone in their year level besides one another. Realizing that they haven't fully embraced the high-school experience, they decide to make the night before graduation one to remember. Featuring a cast full of star-making performances and produced by Adam McKay (Vice) and Will Ferrell, Wilde's comedy has been called a "masterpiece" (People), "riotous" (Indiewire), "smart, modern and revolutionary" (The Wrap).
In a debut feature doco from Aussie/NZ filmmaking team Noel Smyth and Fergus Grady, CAMINO SKIES paints a story of love, life and loss – set against a backdrop of the historic Camino de Santiago. A series of pilgrim ways that finish in northwest Spain, the famous 800km pilgrims’ journey begins in France and culminates in the city of Santiago de Compostela. CAMINO SKIES will follow six pilgrims from NZ and Australia who are taking on tremendous odds to complete the trek, defying age and physical constraints at the same time as tackling coming to terms with their own grief. All walk for different reasons and all are strangers at first; soon they come together with a common goal, united in pushing their bodies and minds to the edge. An inspirational story of triumph – and casting aside heartbreak to physically overcome a difficult task – CAMINO SKIES is an uplifting look at ordinary people doing the extraordinary.
One of the most savage fights and decisive victories in Australian military history, the Battle of Long Tan, is explored by Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) in his new film DANGER CLOSE. Immersing the audience in the world of wartime in 1966 South Vietnam, the battle saw 108 ANZAC soldiers surrounded by enemy forces in a rubber plantation in the pouring rain – holding off an enemy made up of 2500 soldiers. Young and inexperienced though the Australian and New Zealand men were, they held their own despite weather, numbers weighted out of their favour, and ammunition running out; to ultimately declare an incredible victory in the face of a battle that seemed impossible. With an Australian cast including Richard Roxburgh, Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey and Daniel Webber, Stenders’ film is a stirring and terrifying look at war, loss and triumph.
DIEGO MARADONA zooms in on the eponymous footballer from Argentina – by popular opinion perhaps the greatest footballer of all time. Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, the feature-length doco is by the makers of Amy (2015) – and paints a vivid portrait of Diego Maradona both on and off the pitch. Playing for S.C.C. Napoli, Maradona led the ailing club to a victory in 1984 – and became near godlike in the city. But all wasn’t coming up roses: DIEGO MARADONA shows the betrayal and corruption behind the power and glory, and a man who was much deeper and darker than just a football star. Some Spanish language, English subtitles
Winner of nine Italian Academy Awards and Best Actor at the Cannes Film festival, DOGMAN is a crime thriller from director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah). In a rundown part of Naples, mild-mannered Marcello (Marcello Fonte) runs a dog-grooming business while raising his daughter, Alida. But when customer and petty crim Simone (Edoardo Pesce) shows up, Marcello becomes reluctantly swept up in criminal activity he wants no part in. Based on fact and showcasing extraordinary performances by its actors as well as some four-legged friends, the film is a unique vision from the always interesting Garrone. Italian language, English Subtitles
From Academy Award winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) comes the conclusion to the Golden Globe winning series DOWNTON ABBEY. Still residing in the stately manor that is Downton Abbey, the Crawley family are struggling with the costs associated with running the household. With a large staff seeing to the Crawley's needs, the closure or sale of the house would not only upend their lives but also the local township. Matters are complicated when Buckingham Palace advises that King George V and Queen Mary will be visiting the estate, particularly when the staff are advised that the royals will be accompanied by their own chefs, footmen, butlers and housekeepers. Suddenly the household's established lines between 'upstairs' and 'downstairs' are thrown into disarray by the Monarch's staff making clear that the Downton staff are inferior to themselves and will not be required for the highly anticipated visit. Starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton, Elizabeth McGovern, Robert James-Colier and Joanne Froggatt, your company is requested at Downton Abbey.
From critically acclaimed filmmaker S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk) comes a proudly grindhouse, slow-burn police thriller set amid the seedy underworld of a society in decline. Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson star as volatile police officers suspended for having their strong-arm tactics exposed by the media. Low on cash and with nowhere to turn, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Co-starring Don Johnson, Udo Kier, Thomas Kretschmann and Michael Jai White, Zahler’s gritty sensibility elevates DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE to become one of the year’s most unexpected surprises.
A hit with critics and audiences, Lulu Wang's poignant comedy is set to be remembered as one of the best films of the year. Awkwafina stars as Billi, a young Chinese-American woman whose family congregates in Changchun, China, to celebrate a wedding – but it’s all a ruse. The family matriarch, Billi’s grandmother Nai-Nai, is dying, and Nai-Nai doesn’t know: the family have gathered to give them an excuse to be all together one last time. Tackling familial expectations, the meaning of home and whether “a good lie” makes someone leaving any easier, THE FAREWELL explores how families function when protecting one of their own. Based on Wang’s real life experiences of her own grandmother, it’s a story of how we can be one in ourselves, yet part of a greater whole as a family. Some Mandarin language with English subtitles.
Milliner of Jackie Kennedy, friend of Liza Minelli, dresser of the rich and famous: Roy Halston Frowick, born in conservative Iowa, travelled far from his roots during his illustrious career. Frédéric Tcheng (Dior and I) turns his camera on iconic fashion designer Halston, tracking his rise in ’70s New York. Amassing a fashion empire made up of cashmere and ultrasuede, and coveted by celebrities, Halston became synonymous with the hedonistic Studio 54 disco days. Tcheng’s documentary takes us inside the life of the fashion icon who, after reaching the heights of fashion stardom, made the controversial decision to sign a billion-dollar contract with retail chain J.C. Penney – becoming the beginning of the end for him.
From the pen of Mindy Kaling comes LATE NIGHT, starring Emma Thompson as Katherine, a late-night talk show host starting to lose her grip on the ratings. Hiring her first female writer, Molly (played by Kaling), Katherine is temperamental and reticent to change – but change is exactly what her all-male writers room needs. Inspired by Kaling’s real experiences as the only female writer on The Office, LATE NIGHT is directed by another glass-ceiling shatterer, Nisha Ganatra (Transparent, Brooklyn-99), and Emma Thompson’s role was written especially for her. Acerbic, hilarious and full of the type of grrl power we can’t get enough of lately, Kaling and Ganatra’s film is a worthy vessel for tackling present issues of both gender and racial representation in the media sphere.
THE TESTAMENTS, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, will be revealed in a global cinematic event. With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests including Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water, Happy Go Lucky), Ann Dowd (TV's The Handmaid's Tale, Hereditary) and Lily James (Yesterday). The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive cinema broadcast filmed live. The intimate evening will be a celebration of Atwood’s work. A number of remarkable actors (to be announced) will read from The Testaments, allowing audiences to be the first to discover the new book. Exclusive documentary content with rare archive will open a window on to Atwood’s rich and varied career. The Handmaid’s Tale has come to represent a powerful symbol against misogyny and oppression and the evening will reflect on the real-world events that inspired the original story and the alarming political climate which has, in part, inspired this sequel. An evening of conversation and performance filmed live from the stage of the National Theatre, with privileged access to this iconic author. ‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in. Margaret Atwood’
Nova exclusive! Rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, stories by HP Lovecraft, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. Giger, the origins of Ridley Scott's iconic science fiction thriller Alien are revealed in MEMORY. A contemplation on the symbiotic collaborative process of movie-making, the power of myth, and our collective unconscious, Alexandre O. Philippe's documentary is a fascinating insight into one of the most influential films of the 1970s and how it came to be.
Sommar never ends! Relive Ari Aster's bucolic horror MIDSOMMAR with 24 minutes of extra footage and a number of added scenes packed with new meaning, providing extra context for character motivations and Swedish rituals. Find out what’s new and what’s changed. From A24, the company behind Hereditary, Mid90s, Lady Bird and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and written and directed by visionary filmmaker Ari Aster (Hereditary) comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight. A young American couple, Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor), are on the brink of their relationship falling apart, when they travel to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled midsummer festival. But, what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult; turning a pastoral paradise into a disturbing nightmare that they can’t wake up from.
A powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned frontman of INXS, Michael Hutchence. Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Michael’s private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family, the film delves beneath the public persona of the charismatic ‘Rock God’ and transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man. For an all too brief time, we revel in Michael’s Dionysian beauty and sensuality on stage and off. We listen to the range of his extraordinary voice and witness the charmed way he travels through life as he is propelled to world acclaim. But Michael struggled with the idea of success, the creative limits of pop stardom and how to express his integrity; a longing that shaped his life and music and gave birth to a desire to go far beyond the constraints of pop. A violent event strikes Michael and changes his life dramatically, fracturing his sense of self and robbing him of his connection to life. Made vulnerable, he is unable to navigate the complex challenges he faces, and has little defence against the onslaught of the tabloid press that descend on his world. Amidst the darkness, Michael’s newborn daughter, Tiger, becomes his one bright light.
2 Oscar nominations - Best Foreign Language Film & Best Cinematography A young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling) has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his experiences under the Nazis and the GDR-regime. When he meets fellow student Ellie (Paula Beer), he is convinced he has met the love of his life, but Ellie's father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter's choice of boyfriend and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago. Inspired by real events and spanning thirty years of German history, BAFTA winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) returns with this beautifully structured story about truth, art, power, and inspiration. German language, English subtitles
The director of The Babadook, Jennifer Kent, returns with an equally as frightening tale – but this time it’s a story of revenge. Expect gothic gore and bloody vindication in THE NIGHTINGALE, as we follow Clare (Aisling Franciosi), a young Irish convict woman in the throes of enacting a plan of vengeance on a man who’s destroyed her family. Pursuing him across the wilderness of Tasmania, she is helped by an Indigenous tracker, Billy – and the two of them find themselves battling the same enemy for different reasons. Also starring Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr and Ewen Leslie, justice, wilderness, and the wielding of grief are all explored in Kent’s film, with Clare’s desperate manhunt leading her to search for her target, as well as what it means to be truly free.
The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish–Lehman Brothers–spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet) and will be filmed live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10thBirthday season.
Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) returns with the hugely anticipated ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD. Reteaming with Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained) and Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds), Tarantino takes us back to the summer of ’69 where Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) - always accompanied by long-time stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) - is an actor past his prime. Reminded of his fading stardom by the rising fortunes of neighbour Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and her director husband Roman Polanski, the two men work to rescue Rick’s career as a sinister presence threatens to shake Hollywood to its core. When an early version of the film debuted at the Cannes film festival, critics raved about Tarantino’s long in the works recreation of a pivotal moment in American history, catapulting the film into the awards season conversation. Co-starring Kurt Russell, Al Pacino, Luke Perry, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning and Australia’s own Damon Herriman, ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD is a retro ode to eras gone by, and a blissfully crafted look at a world that has Tarantino transfixed.
Set in Sydney's iconic Northern Beaches, PALM BEACH finds a group of old friends reuniting for a special occasion. The good times roll with laughter, lavish meals, flowing wine and music. However not all is smooth sailing as tensions mount and past secrets surface. Directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker, Rachel Ward (Beautiful Kate) PALM BEACH features a line-up of Australian and international stars including Bryan Brown, Greta Scacchi, Sam Neill, Jacqueline Mackenzie, Heather Mitchell and Academy Award nominee Richard E Grant.
From master filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Snowpiercer, Mother) comes the Palme d'Or winning comic thriller, set to take Cinema Nova audiences by storm. Ki-Taek (Song Kang-Ho, The Host) and his family are living meal-to-meal in the slums of South Korea. Making ends meet by folding pizza boxes, Ki-Taek's son Ki-Woo (Choi Woo-shik, Train To Busan) is offered the chance to tutor the young daughter of a wealthy family. Ingratiating himself into the home of Mr and Mrs Park, Ki-Woo quickly engineers the employment of his sister as a tutor for the family's young son. This sets off a chain of events that brings together the two families in an unexpected and sinister way. Earning critical acclaim from critics upon it's Cannes debut, PARASITE finds director Bon Joon-Ho "in total control of his craft" (Times UK). Prepare for "a nerve-racking masterpiece whose spell lingers long after its haunting final image" (Vulture), and "a complex, thrilling and audacious social satire... an instant contender for film of the year" (One Room With A View). Korean language, English subtitles.
From the writer of Billy Elliot and the co-director of Bohemian Rhapsody comes a fantastical musical based on the life and songs of Elton John. Tracing the artist's life from a young age as a piano prodigy to back-up band musician to chart-topping icon, Taron Egerton gives a career-defining performance as Reginald Dwight/Elton John. Paired with songwriter Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell), the two become international sensations as John takes the world by storm with album after album of unforgettable songs. Achieving unimaginable success at a young age, John is quickly consumed by the trappings of fame while struggling to come to terms with his own sexuality. Featuring Egerton performing the artist's most famous hits while inhabiting Elton John's notorious persona, ROCKETMAN co-stars Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Stephen Graham, Gemma Jones and Tate Donovan.
Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.
Pixar's most popular film series returns with an all new, critically-acclaimed adventure for Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), Rex (Wallace Shawn), Jessie (Joan Cusack) and Hamm (John Ratzenberger). With their previous owner Andy having entrusted his beloved childhood toys to young Bonnie, the Toy Story gang welcome a new addition to the crew: Forky (Tony Hale) - a toy made by Bonnie at school. As Forky struggles to come to terms with his own creation, all of the toys are packed up to join Bonnie and her family as they set off on a road trip. Soon separated from the rest of the group while travelling cross-country, Woody and Forky are unexpectedly reunited with a past friend while Buzz attempts to formulate a plan to find his missing friends. Co-written by Andrew Stanton (Wall-E, Finding Nemo) and featuring an unparalleled voice cast including Keanu Reeves, Jordan Peele, Christina Hendricks, Annie Potts, Timothy Dalton, Betty White, Kristen Schaal and Jeff Garlin, TOY STORY 4 is an unexpected delight that will appeal to movie lovers of all ages.
From the director of the global smash hit Your Name, Makoto Shinkai, comes a fantastical animated romance set in contemporary Japan, combining Shinkai’s breathtaking animation with an emotionally charged story. During the summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. Failing to find work, constant storms and flash-floods make matters worse. Finally landing a job working for a magazine focusing on urban legends and the occult, Hodaka is told of a girl who may posess the ability to manipulate the weather. Seeking to track her down, Hodaka not only changes his destiny but also the future of the entire city. Japanese language, English subtitles.
The story of the world’s greatest male ballet dancer, Nureyev, is explored in a new passion project by Ralph Fiennes. Starring Oleg Ivenko as Rudolf Nureyev and also featuring Sergei Polunin (Red Sparrow) and Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is The Warmest Colour), Fiennes’ film follows Nureyev’s life-altering visit to Paris in 1961, a rare journey into the West from the Soviet nation at the time. Through Ivenko THE WHITE CROW showcases the artistry and athleticism of the famously controversial Nureyev, who became something of ballet’s first pop star. Transcendent, bold and with a restless spirit, “Rudy” is the white crow: Fiennes’ film becomes a study of Nureyev and the dancer’s confrontation of both artistic and political freedoms. Witten by Oscar nominee David Hare (The Reader, The Hours) Mostly Russian with English subtitles, some English language.
Few films have afforded the incomparable Juliette Binoche the opportunity to showcase her remarkable range as in this gripping new thriller about female desire and identity. Binoche plays Claire, a university lecturer and mother of two teenage boys, who is contending with the approach of middle age and remains stung by the betrayal of her ex-husband (Charles Berling), who is building a new life with another partner. Claire has a new lover too, Ludo (Guillaume Gouix), but is under no illusions as to his fidelity. Out of a mix of petulance and curiosity, she impulsively creates a fake Facebook profile in which to keep an eye on him: she’s ‘Clara’, vivacious, blonde… and 24 years old. Ludo doesn’t take the bait, but his close friend Alex (François Civil) does, and their online connection soon becomes flirtatious. Titillated by the opportunity to be “young again”, Claire’s deceptions lead both of her identities into increasingly dangerous territory. Based on a novel by Camille Laurens, this remarkable portrait – part psychological drama, part thriller – explores contemporary issues in an intelligent and compelling manner, and will likely spark fierce post-screening conversations. French language, English subtitles
Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley) has just been released from jail and dreams of becoming a country singer so she can leave her childhood home of Glasgow behind, except that she has two young children who have been living with their grandmother (Julie Walters) while she did time. Far from reformed and unable to shake her bad girl behaviour, Rose-Lynn is forced to find work as a house cleaner to make ends meet. Striking up a friendship with her new employer Susannah (Sophie Okonedo), Rose-Lynn shares her dream but neglects to mention her young family. Spurred on by Susannah’s enthusiasm, Rose-Lynn must soon make some difficult choices about her responsibilities as a mother and making the most of opportunities that might take her to the other side of the globe. Directed by Tom Harper (Peeky Blinders) and written by Nicole Taylor (The C-Word). “From it’s opening notes, Wild Rose puts a lump in your throat as you realize you’re watching a star being born” The Playlist, “A star is born? More like a supernova!” Time Out, “Entirely delightful, fresh as a Scottish summer evening” Hollywood Reporter.
From Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Love Actually and Notting Hill, comes a heartwarming comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life! Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs! Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society). But after a freak bus accident, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed … and he finds himself in a very strange situation indeed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, and with help from his steel-hearted agent, Debra (Emmy winner Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live), Jack’s fame explodes. But as his star rises, he risks losing Ellie — the one person who always believed in him. Featuring new versions of The Beatles most beloved hits and with guest appearances from Ed Sheeran, James Cordon and more, Yesterday is the rock'n'roll comedy of the year!