The drug theme has been an integral part of the film-making history for decades. ‘Birds of Passage’ is not just another film to tackle the theme, on the contrary – it gives a unique, although tragic perspective on this so troublesome subject. The period of time, covered in the story, is known as “la Bonanza Marimbera” in Colombia. This is between 1960 and 80s. During that devastating years, narco trafficking is on top of its business success. “Birds of Passage’ is visually impressive chronicle of a Wayuu clan. It shows the rise of its members who are pure and naïve at the beginning. It also reveals the crash of the same family, corrupted by drugs and broken by the merciless drug wars.
Inspired by a true story, by a genuine friendship, this drama film features Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American from Bronx, who accepts an unusual job offer. Being a white man, he will have to accompany as a driver and, occasionally, as a bodyguard, the distinguished Black piano virtuoso Dr. Don Shirley, on a concert tour. During their extraordinary but also dangerous journey from Manhattan to the heart of the American South, the two man, so different in manners and understanding of life, will discover a soul mate in each other. You my not expect to find humor in this story about racism but you will be nicely surprised. “The Green Book" is a guide to places in America where it is safe for African-Americans to stay or to dine in. If you’re looking for something to restore your faith in humanity, this is your film.
Ploey is a lively plover chick with big dreams and plans for the future. His best friend is the cute Ploveria who enjoys the company and resourcefulness of Ploey during their merry games through the meadows. There is only one thing about Ploey - he cannot fly. When the temperatures fall and the autumn approaches, the birds of his family prepare to go south. However, one morning when Ploey wakes up, he is terrified to realize that he has been left behind. Determined to see his loved ones again, the brave little chick prepares himself to survive the harsh arctic winter and to outsmart the vicious pans of his enemies. Of course, it is always easier to got through difficult times when you have good friends by your side.
Liam Neeson is Nels Coxman, a local snowplow driver in a Colorado ski resort, as well as a Citizen of the Year for his community. Coxman lives an ordinary life of a peaceful man who is serving the society the best he can. All goes well until one day the worst news a paren could hear, hits him. His son is found dead, probably murdered by a drug cartel. What could a desperate father do, except taking control of the situation? Using everything at hand to a snowplow operator and a person who likes to live in the open air, Coxman goes to seek revenge. By mistake, he starts a gang war which may spread even beyond the Rocky Mountains. “Cold Pursuit” is loosely based on “In Order of Disappearance”, a Norwegian film from 2014.
Pete and Ellie Wagner (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) are a married couple who want to instantly become parents. They visit a foster care fair and while their plans were to just secure a home for one small child, the Wagners are fast convinced to accept three children at once, the 15-year old Lizzie and her two younger siblings, Juan and Lita. Being the neglected kids of a drug addicted mother who is in jail, the children come with a variety of peculiarities that amaze the fresh mom and dad. Hilariously struggling with their new role, Pete and Ellie visit support groups for parents like themselves, hoping to find the answers of questions they have never thought of before.
This is the second time when the 1960’s autobiographical novel “Promise at Dawn” of the eminent French writer Romain Gary has been filmed. The first time was in 1970 with Director Jules Dassin, starring Melina Mercouri as Nina Kacew and Assi Dayan as Romain at age 25. The novel and respectively, the film cover the early life of the talented novelist, spanning over two decades. We witness the development of the character, starting from his poor childhood in Poland, going through his young adult years in Southern France and showing his WWII participation as an aviator in Africa and Europe. The story is not only about the two times winner of the Goncourt Prize for French literature. It shows the complicated relationship of Romain Gary with his mother Nina. Her overwhelming love and devotion motivate him to be successful but, at the same time, feels like a constant burden to the famous writer.
Filming the final years of Dutch Post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh's life is not an easy task but Willem Defoe is brilliant, portraying the talented artist. The story follows a particular period of van Gogh's life - during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Being an extremely productive painter, he created more than 2,000 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings for just a decade. At the same time, the mind and souls of the talented man are torn apart by physical and mental pain, by depression, rejections and fears. “At Eternity’s Gate” is a visually delightful kaleidoscope. The Director Julian Schnabel is also a co-writer of the script. He has skilfully combined confirmed events of van Gogh’s life and his existing letters, with fictional moments, created for the purpose of this film.
Social injustice has many faces and one of them is discrimination based on gender. “On the Basis of Sex” tells the inspiring true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg who became the second female, appointed a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice after Sandra Day O’Connor. Set in New York in the 1960s, the film shows Ginsburg’s strenuous struggles for equal rights, following the early cases of her exceptional career. While thousands of women were protesting on the streets against gender based inequality, the brave lawyer believes that most important is to change the system from within, making it the mission of her life. “On the Basis of Sex” is created in honour of Justice Ginsburg's 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.
Cox, Junior, The Mantis, Mandible, The Tiny Black Spider… they almost sound like a bunch of gang members, plotting how to make some quick bucks. The truth is that these are all the adorable insects from the popular French "Minuscule" series. This film is a sequel to the 2014's "Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants". The animation allows us to have a glimpse of the everyday life of the smallest forest inhabitants. "Minuscule - Mandibles from Far Away" follows the unexpected journey of a young ladybug who accidentally gets trapped in a cardboard box. As the box is prepared for shipment to the Caribbean, it becomes urgent to the ladybug's parents to pull themselves together and create an effective action plan. Although this is an animation, the sense of humour and amazing attention to details of the picture make it a masterly piece of work for all ages.
Den 21-årige skuespiller Lucas Hedges har travlt med at imponere anmelderne. Nu er han aktuel i endnu et stærkt drama, nemlig Joel Edgertons ”Boy Erased”. Filmen bygger på Garrard Conleys memoir af same navn fra 2016, og handler om teenagedreng fra en meget kristent hjem, som bliver sent på omvendelseslejr, da hans forældre finder ud af, at han måske er homoseksuel. Hedges spiller filmens hovedrolle mens hans forældre bliver spillet af ingen ringere end Nicole Kidman og Russel Crowe.