First Man First Man
Damien Chazelle / USA / 2018 / 138 min / English
An intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong and one of the most perilous missions in human history. Starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land). Opening film at the Venice Film Festival.
First Reformed First Reformed
Paul Schrader / USA / 2017 / 113 min
After a traumatic encounter, a lapsing Calvinist priest faces existential anguish and reclaims his life’s purpose. Lauded by some as Paul Schrader’s best film, this hard-hitting drama with an environmental angle joins the ranks of his exquisite screenplay for Scorsese’s Taxi Driver.
Black Tide Fleuve noir
Erick Zonca / France, Belgium / 2018 / 114 min / French
A drunken detective takes on the case of a missing teenager. He is helped by the boy’s teacher, whom the case interests perhaps a little too much…Noir thriller from director Érick Zonca, arthouse auteur of The DreamLife of Angels, winner of Ljubljana’s 1998 LIFFe film festival.
Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins
Stephen Frears / United Kingdom / 2016 / 111 min / English
Set in 1940s New York the film is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer.