This is the second film of Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm. His debut and remarkable success came in 2015 with 'Into Your Arms', a film that won the Dragon Award of the Göteborg Film Festival. In “Happy People” we follow the tragic story of Louise and Adam. They were just two people who loved each other and who lived peacefully a simple but satisfying life. Unfortunately, one day their beloved child disappeared. From the Police simply decided that the boy has drown and closed the case. However, there was no trace, no clue, nothing to support their conclusion. It’s just the endless sadness of two parents whose life has been broken forever, whose questions will never be answered.
En af årets mest ventede film får rykket sin danske biografpremiere tættere på. Oprindeligt skulle ”Avengers: Endgame” have haft premiere torsdag den 25. april, men nu er premieredatoen blevet rykket til onsdag den 24. april, så der er én dags mindre ventetid. Filmen ser foreløbigt ud til at bliver hele tre timer lang, og der er er derfor blevet spekuleret i, om biografvisningen kommer til at inkludere en pause, men intet er besluttet endnu.
Retinitus Pigmentosa is a diagnosis horrible enough to make everyone desperate but when it comes to a teenager, the news is even more devastating. Ava is an ordinary French girl whose doctor inform her that she is going to lose her sight earlier than it was expected. The mother of the 13-year old girl tries to act as if there is no problem, in order to have a wonderful summer vacation with her only daughter. However, Ava has other plans and tries to deal with the decease in her own way. Meeting the 18-year old Juan and his black dog Lupo is a happy event for the girl. The two teenagers start hanging out often, putting themselves into trouble sometimes. Ava wants to run away with Juan and start a new life but they first need to find his car.
Ratka is a young woman who becomes a widow too early in her life - when she was only 19 years old. Since she has no husband to take care of the family and no profession, Ratka needs to find a way to make a living. She manages to find a job as a servant for a wealthy couple that has just got married. However, there is something very strange about them since after the wedding only the man - Ashwin, comes back home. Despite of the social taboos not allowing a man and a woman who are not related to live under one roof, Ratka keeps her job. Her employer is a very handsome and intelligent man who is alway sad. Ratka feels pity for Ashwin and little by little the two of them become closer to each other.
With its big-name cast, lead by the talented Isabelle Huppert (the most nominated actress for the César Award), and including Chloe Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, and Stephen Rea, “The Widow” is a drama, filmed in and around Dublin. It tells the story of Frances (Moretz), a young woman who becomes involved in an unusual relationship with an elderly widow (Huppert) with enigmatic personality. They first meet when she returns the lost purse of the widow and since that moment Frances falls under the influence of the elderly lady. However, as it often happens in life, it soon becomes obvious that there is something wrong in this relationship. Thanks to a collaborator who is playing a private detective (Rea), the young woman soon discovers that this particular widow may not have good intention to her.
Popular in the folklore of Latin America, La Llorona is the Weeping Woman, a sorrowful female ghost who has lost her own children. Being always in the hell of anguish, La Llorona is a curse for any child that is misfortunate enough to appear near her. On her way, this woman takes lost children, making them her own. Although this may sound like an ancient fairytale, a modern woman, living in Los Angeles, will soon realise that evil can be found not only in books but too often in real life. Anna Garcia is that woman, a widow, struggling to raise two children in the 1970s. Being a social worker, Anna needs to investigate a particular case which strikes her with the terrifying similarities found in her own family. A priest is ready to help the desperate widow but could he save the two children from the curse of La Llorona?
Some may see this film as a modern Romeo and Juliet love story, set in an urban decor. From one side we have the beautiful Amalie, living a dream life in West End, the rich neighbourhood of Oslo. Being privileged doesn’t make the young girl lazy - on the contrary, she is a dedicated dancer, ready to work hard in order to be a great performer. However, as it often happens in life, Amalie’s father looses all their money and the family is forced to move to one of the Oslo' s poor parts - Stovner. New school, new friends, and that special boy that makes her heart skip a beat... Mikael is a talented street-dancer, unlike anyone Amalie has met before. Struggling to find her place in the new situation, the girl gets wrapped up in her own web of lies. Will Amalie find her way back… to herself?
Have you wondered how would it felt to come across your first love after many years of separation? This is what happens to Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen), a talented journalist who goes easily into trouble, and Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), one of the most influential and sophisticated women on the planet. There’s never an ideal moment to meet someone from your past but this could be the lucky strike of Fred, who is unemployed, and Charlotte, who prepares to run for a President of the United States and needs a new speechwriter. As you can imagine, such situation can offer a variety of funny, awkward, heartfelt moments. If you have been feeling down for a while, this comedy will definitely make you laugh and, why not, dream!
Interesting thing about the true stories is that they are often more incredible than fiction, created by the imagination of a talented writer. “The Upside” is the third remake of this heart-warming story after the 2011’s French film “The Intouchables”. The partnership between three great actors - Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Kevin Hart (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”) and Nicole Kidman (“Far and Away”) is so smooth and natural that their work doesn’t feel like acting. Those of you who have seen “The Intouchables” know that the plot revolves around a wealthy but paralysed man who develops a wonderful friendship with his assistant. While the ex-convict Dell Scott struggles to find a decent job, little does he expect that helping someone with quadriplegia will not only feel rewarding but it will be great fun too!
This story takes place in an isolated Italian village with beautiful nature where, unfortunately, rules the evil Marchesa Alfonsina de Luna, the queen of cigarettes. So, where is Lazzaro in the picture? He is a young but very naive peasant who has an unusual friendship with the imaginative Tancredi, a man of noble origin. One day Tancredi comes up with the absurd idea to organise his own kidnapping. Since he cannot do it by himself, the young nobleman uses the help of the childlike and trusting Lazzaro. The peasant cherishes his friendship with Tancredi which ultimately leads to him to the big city. Being for a first time in the modern world seems surrealistic for Lazzaro. He is like a small particle lost in the wind, wondering around and, probably, hoping to be found and saved.