Film Under the Stars 2018
Men Don't Cry Muškarci ne plaču
Alen Drljević / Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Germany, Croatia / 2017 / 98 min / Bosnian
Two decades after the Yugoslav Wars, a group of veterans gather at a remote mountain hotel to undergo therapy. But in this volatile situation each wrong look or imprudent remark can trigger a new conflict. An intense drama, boasting a cast of top Balkan actors.
Lady Bird Lady Bird
Greta Gerwig / USA / 2017 / 94 min / English / 14+
Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Martin McDonagh / United Kingdom, USA / 2017 / 115 min / English
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town’s revered chief of police. A darkly comedic drama from director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).
The Square The Square
Ruben Östlund / Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark / 2017 / 151 min / English, Danish, Swedish
Ruben Östlund’s provocative social satire examines the state of a society characterised by growing individualism and diminished empathy. Winner of the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes and Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.
Darkest Hour Darkest Hour
Joe Wright / USA, United Kingdom / 2017 / 125 min / English, French, German
During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. While manoeuvring his political rivals, the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.
Janez Burger / Slovenia, Croatia / 2017 / 94 min / Italian, Slovene
After young Mara gives birth to Ivan, a chain of unexpected events is set in motion. Ivan’s father, a married businessman whom Mara obsessively loves, goes missing. When she finds out that he is accused of a white-collar crime, she finds herself in an impossible situation of having to choose between her child and the man she loves.
Call Me by Your Name Call Me by Your Name
Luca Guadagnino / Italy, USA, France, Brazil / 2017 / 131 min / English, French, Italian, German / 16+
A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, directed by Luca Guadagnino and based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.
The Death of Stalin The Death of Stalin
Armando Iannucci / United Kingdom, France / 2017 / 107 min / English
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (In the Loop).
The Shape of Water The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro / USA / 2017 / 119 min / English
From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America.
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
Gus Van Sant / USA / 2018 / 113 min / English
Based on the biography of cult American caricaturist John Calahan, director Gus Van Sant produces a warn and whimsical film about the healing power of art.
Phantom Thread Phantom Thread
Paul Thomas Anderson / USA / 2017 / 130 min / English
Director Paul Thomas Anderson and Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis paint an illuminating portrait of an artist and the women who keep his world running.
Dolphin Man Dolphin Man
Lefteris Charitos / Greece, Canada, France / 2017 / 78 min / English, French, Italian
Documentary about the life and legacy of Jacques Mayol, pionneering free diver and inspiration behind Luc Besson’s cult film The Big Blue.
On Chesil Beach On Chesil Beach
Dominic Cooke / United Kingdom / 2017 / 110 min / English
A young couple from different backgrounds are fatally marked by the constraints of their time. Screenplay adapted by acclaimed British novelist Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel.
On Body and Soul Testről és lélekről
Ildikó Enyedi / Hungary / 2017 / 116 min / Hungarian
In this unconventional love story, two introverted people, both workers at a meat-processing plant, find out by chance that they share the same dream every night. Although puzzled and frightened at first, they begin to accept this strange coincidence and try to recreate what happens in their shared subconscious.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Yorgos Lanthimos / United Kingdom, Ireland / 2017 / 121 min / English
Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman star in Yorgos Lanthimos’ signature mixture of Greek tragedy, existential horror and Hitchcockian psychodrama.
Mary Shelley Mary Shelley
Haifaa Al-Mansour / United Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA / 2017 / 120 min / English
Mary Shelley is a sumptuous biography of the writer’s fiery relationship, the passion of which she poured into one of the most enduring gothic novels of all time: Frankenstein. Led by Saudi director Haifa Al-Mansour (Wadjda), the film is a timeless coming-of-age tale of a young woman who defies conventions to find her own way in the world.
Blade Runner 2049 Blade Runner 2049
Denis Villeneuve / USA, Canada, United Kingdom / 2017 / 164 min / English
A long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult classic. LAPD Officer K unearths a secret that has the potential to plunge society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former blade runner who has been missing for thirty years.
Let the Sun Shine In Un beau soleil intérieur
Claire Denis / France / 2017 / 95 min / French
Isabelle, a Parisian artist and divorced mother, is looking for love, but finds herself entangled in a series of hopeless affairs. Inspired by Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments, the new film by Claire Denis offers a sensual and sophisticated glimpse into the inner world of a woman looking for love, true love at last.
A Fantastic Woman Una mujer fantástica
Sebastián Lelio / Chile, Spain, Germany, USA / 2017 / 104 min / Spanish
Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future, when one evening Orlando falls seriously ill and passes away. Instead of being able to mourn, Marina is treated with suspicion by Orlando’s family. She finds herself once again struggling for the right to be herself – a complex, strong and fantastic woman.
Todd Haynes / USA / 2017 / 117 min / English / 13+
Todd Haynes’s film (Far From Heaven, Carol), is a mysterious drama about two children, fifty years apart, tied together by fate. Based on the novel by Brian Selznick.
The Big Sick The Big Sick
Michael Showalter / USA / 2017 / 120 min / English
Starring beloved comic Kumail Nanjiani, this semi-autobiographical film enchanted festival-goers at Sundance and Locarno.
Isle of Dogs Isle of Dogs
Wes Anderson / Germany, USA / 2018 / 101 min / English, Japanese
Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox) returns with another bombshell animation, packed with social commentary, deadpan humour and Japanese pop culture, and voiced by a stellar cast, including Yoko Ono. Berlin Silver Bear for Best Director.
Get Out Get Out
Jordan Peele / USA / 2017 / 104 min / English
Writer-director Jordan Peele’s vision of horror, dark humour and provocative social criticism has been met with overwhelming public and critical acclaim.
Kevin Macdonald / United Kingdom, USA / 2018 / 122 min / English
An intimate portrait of musical icon Whitney Houston (‘Nippy’ to her friends) directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald (Marley) with the support of Houston’s family. The film, which recently had its premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, arrives at Kinodvor shortly after Nick Broomfield’s 2017 documentary ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’.