Bangla Surf Girls

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29 March 2023 Bangladesh 2021 Director: Elizabeth D. Costa Elizabeth D. Costa’s Bangla Surf Girls shows us the struggle with being pressured into conforming to tradition despite your aspirations and the resilience in young women to push against the social tide. At times brutal with its honesty, this beautifully compelling documentary is fantastic. Shobe, Aisha… Continue reading Bangla Surf Girls

Everything Went Fine

15 March 2023 France/Belgium 2021 Director: François Ozon A daughter is forced to reconcile her past with her father when he contacts her with a devastating final wish in François Ozon’s powerful family drama. André (André Dussollier) has never been the easiest of fathers. When he suffers a debilitating stroke and calls on his daughter… Continue reading Everything Went Fine

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

15 February 2023 Brazil/Germany 2019 Director: Karim Ainouz Eurídice (Carol Duarte), 18, and Guida (Julia Stockler), 20, are two inseparable sisters living under the oppressive guard of their father, Manuel (Antônio Fonseca), the patriarch of their conservative household. It’s 1950 in Rio de Janeiro and the girls dream of better lives abroad: Eurídice, as a… Continue reading The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

Maudie

1 February 2023 Canada/Ireland 2016 Director: Aisling Walsh Based on a true story, Maudie is an unlikely romance set in 1930s Nova Scotia in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Aspiring artist Maudie spends her life battling rheumatoid arthritis, but… Continue reading Maudie

Compartment No.6

18 January 2023 Finland/Estonia/Germany/Russia 2021 Director: Juho Kuosmanen As a train weaves its way through Russia to the Arctic Circle, two strangers share a journey that will change their perspective on life. A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the Arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to… Continue reading Compartment No.6

Parallel Mothers

4 January 2023 Spain/France 2021 Director: Pedro Almodóvar Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s new feature film follows two women, Janis (Penélope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit), whose paths cross in a hospital where they are about to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, has no regrets and is exultant. The… Continue reading Parallel Mothers

Our Ladies

14 December 2022 UK 2019 Director: Michael Caton-Jones Lock up your loved ones. The girls of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour are heading to the big city and nobody is safe. Michael Caton-Jones’ adaptation of Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos does not disappoint. A school trip to an Edinburgh singing competition is justthe ticket for… Continue reading Our Ladies

Our Memory Belongs To Us

30 November 2022 Syria/Denmark/France/Palestine 2021 Director: Rami Farah Nearly 10 years after the beginning of the Syrian revolution, three Syrian activists, Yadan, Odai and Rani reunite on a theatre stage in Paris. Through life-size projections onto a big screen, director Rami Farah confronts the three men with footage, some of it their own, depicting events… Continue reading Our Memory Belongs To Us

Bacurau

16 November 2022 Brazil/France 2019 130 Minutes Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho A bracing mash-up of genres and political comment, Bacurau offers stinging insights into the state of modern Brazil and the legacy of colonialism. Set in the near future, it follows Teresa (Bárbara Colen) as she returns home to attend her mother’s funeral. Bacurau is… Continue reading Bacurau