Sip some delicious wine and watch some of the best movies of all languages!
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Our choice for the January French movie is Atlantique by Mati Diop
Our first French film of 2020 is Atlantique (Atlantics) a French/Senegalese co-production written and directed by Mati Diop. Those of you who saw 36 Rhums by Claire Denis which we screened at the Af may remember Mati Diop who was the lead actress. Atlantique is her directorial debut. It was shown at last year’s Cannes Festival where it received rave reviews and won the Grand Prix.
Drama, social turmoil, love and magic blend in this poetic drama.
A true gem.
Suitable for adults over 15 – English subtitles – 1h45 –
Our choice for the January World movie is Beanpole by Kantemir Balagov
Beanpole a 2019 Russian film directed by Kantemir Balagov explores the devastating trauma inflicted on the survivors of World War II as it follows two young women in Leningrad, both suffering from the effects of the terrible conflict. The war has been won but its survivors are struggling to cope with their emotional and physical scars.
An elliptic and harrowing picture masterfully directed by Balagov with remarkable performances by the lead actors.
It was presented at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival to critical acclaim.
Suitable for adults over 16 –