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RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS
UK 2018, PG (See photo above)
Directed: Nicolas Jack Davies.
Top 10 Must See Films – ‘We are One’ Global Film Festival 2020.
At the heart of a cultural revolution in late 60s and early 70s Britain, the relationship between Jamaican and British youth transformed popular music culture. Told through the prism of one of the most iconic record labels in history, and combining archive footage, interviews and dramatic recreations, the documentary features Lee ‘Scratch Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Dave Parker and many more.
Wonderfully nostalgic. BFI London Film Festival. Fantastic Soundtrack. Reggae Roots 101. The music is glorious Little White Lies. Embrace it, respect it, and enjoy it. UK Film Review.
USA 2019, PG
Directed:Puloma Basu, Robert Hatch-Miller.
A love letter to record store culture.
Winner Audience Award Montclair Film Festival.
In the summer of 2016, New York City lost a beloved and influential hub of independent music culture. The film records the history of alternative music record store Other Music, and reminds us that the spirit of the much-loved destination will live on.
One of the world’s greatest record stores gets a fitting eulogy. The Hollywood Reporter. Celebrates and immortalizes the culture of the record store. Variety.
DOWN TO EARTH
UK/USA 2015, 91 mins, PG
Directed: Renata Heinen, Rolf Winters.
Soundtrack by Oscar Winning Composer Stephen Warbeck.
One Family’s Journey in search of the Keeper’s of the Earth.
Leaving behind their cosmopolitan life, a couple and their three young children travel the world searching for a new perspective on life. During their five-year journey they live with some of the oldest indigenous communities on the planet. They record their encounters with the elders tribal sages never filmed or interviewed before. Without a crew or schedule, just one backpack and one camera each. And the curiosity to listen. Down to Earth is a mirror to humanity, a poignant and timely reflection on our ‘civilized’ world. The film invites us to see the world through the eyes of the Earth Keepers. It takes us on an inner journey, re-connecting us with the source and the mutual path we are walking. Having lived under the radar of our modern society for centuries, the Earth Keepers see that now is the time to step forward and share their insights with those who are ready to listen. Down to Earth is both a wake up call and a resurgence of hope for our world to come. A thought provoking cinematic experience of ancient, earthly wisdom.
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
France 2019, 120 mins, 16SN
Directed: Céline Sciamma.
Starring: Adѐle Háenel, Noémie Merlant.
Winner of 2 Awards at Cannes.
Winner of 2 European Awards & Top 5 Foreign Language Films of 2019.
Set on an isolated island in Brittany, France at the end of the 18th century, the unforgettable story of a forbidden affair between a young aristocrat and a painter commissioned to paint her wedding portrait.
A superbly elegant, enigmatic drama … I was on the edge of my seat. 5* The Guardian. Beautifully shot, perfectly timed, and with breathtaking performances from the two leads, this is a masterpiece in cinema. Common Sense Media. Visually ravishing, piercingly intelligent. The Wrap. A ravishing masterpiece. The Observer.
France/Germany 2016, 130 mins, 18S SV NVL
Directed: Paul Verhoeven.
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny.
Winner Best Film & Actress at the French César awards
Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
In this provocative thriller, a successful business-woman gets caught up in a thrilling game of cat and mouse, as she tracks down the identity of the masked assailant who raped her in her home.
Huppert has always been good, but she’s never been better than this. Often shocking, surprisingly funny and strangely powerful, this is intense and fascinating. Empire. Utterly gripping and endlessly disturbing, Isabelle Huppert delivers a standout performance. The Guardian. Breathtakingly elegant and continually surprising. Los Angeles Times.
CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
France/Germany/Switzerland 2014, 124 mins, 16LN
Directed: Olivier Assayas.
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloȅ Grace Moretz.
Screened in competition at Cannes.
Winner of the César Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In this multi-layered and entertaining European drama shot in English, a veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career.
Bolstered by a trio of powerful performances from its talented leads, this is an absorbing, richly detailed drama with impressive depth and intelligence. Rotten Tomatoes. Binoche delivers one of her greatest performances. Film Content. It’s a feast of rich writing and great acting. Empire. Fearlessly intelligent. Brilliant. Kristen Stewart shines. The Telegraph.
Poland/France/UK 2018, 90 mins, 16SNL
Directed: Pawel Pawlikowski.
Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot.
Winner of 9 European Film Awards (including Best Film).
Nominated for 3 Academy Awards (including Best Foreign Language Film).
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes for Best Director. Sumptuously shot in luminous black and white, and set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s, an impossible romance in impossible times, as a singer and a piano player fall deeply, obsessively and destructively in love.
A terrific smoky-cool love story. Time Magazine. Musically glorious and visually ravishing. The Guardian. Completely engrossing and stunningly beautiful. An arthouse masterpiece. User Review.
Australia 2013, 113 mins, 13LVN
Directed: John Curran.
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver.
An incredible true story based on Robin Davidson’s memoir.
Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, a young Australian woman satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
An exhilarating adventure that opens up an unknown world. Rolling Stone. Visually majestic, superb. Hollywood Reporter. Achingly beautiful. Daily Telegraph. A truly outstanding cinema experience. Roger Ebert.
Iceland/Denmark 2015, 93 mins, 16LN
Directed: Grimur Hákonarson.
Starring: Sigurour Sigurjonsson, Theodor Juliusson, Charlotte Boving.
Academy Awards Official Entry Best Foreign Language Film& Winner Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival.
This charming, stunningly shot drama focusses on a hard-drinking Icelandic farmer and his long-estranged brother who band together to save their flocks of sheep.
A marvel of deadpan comedy. The Wall Street Journal. Accomplished and original. Pitch Perfect Screen Daily. Wonderfully wry. Touching, beautiful and poignant. Variety. Hilarious and heartbreaking. The Guardian.
Netherlands 2017, 72 mins, PG
Directed: Alex de Ronde.
Winner of the VPRO IDFA Audience Award.
Tobias was a year old when his parents learnt that he had been born deaf. Their automatic reaction was to assume that he was destined for an isolated, disadvantaged life. His father, the director, looks back on the coming of age of his son and the choices he made as a father. The childhood photos, home movies and frank conversations with the charismatic Tobias and his brother Joachim reveal how Tobias by unconditionally accepting his deafness, manages to live a full life.
It is a film about love. Alex de Ronde.
THEY CALL ME BABU
Netherlands 2019, 78 mins, PG
Directed: Sandra Beerends.
Official Documentary Selection IDFA 2019.
By using unique archival footage, the director tells the intriguing and emotional story of Alima, an Indonesian woman, who talks about her remarkable life, as among other, a nanny to a Dutch family, in the Dutch East Indies, right before the Second World War. Encompassing themes of self-determination, women’s rights and oppression, the film is a valuable document allowing us to rethink the way we view history.
A unique work of art. De Filmkrant. A unique and moving experience. Trouw.
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