Hope everyone is doing well and looking forward to the vote on Monday.
In the meantime, we’ve got lots of new movies to help keep you distracted. 🙂
A Somewhat Gentle Man:
Charming, deadpan Norwegian comedy about a mild-mannered convict who reluctantly enters back into his life after 12 years in prison. Stellan Skarsgard, Hans Petter Moland
The film centers on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.
Irreverent documentary explores the absurdities that arise when pop culture meets religious doctrine. Features an interview with Noam Chomsky.
A quirky and delightful film about a socially inept man who attempts to raise his daughter with absolutely no interference from the outside world.
The ‘true’ story of how a secretive group of Ninja’s – Kommandør Treholt & his Ninjatroppen – saved Norway during the Cold War.
Doc Martin: 4 Series. BBC
Trials and tribulations of a socially challenged doctor in Cornwall, England
Graceful, poetic Argentinian film about an 80 year old man looking back over his life.
Mining similar territory as I Am Love, Come Undone explores the disruptive effects of adultery & infidelity on the life of a family.
How I Ended this Summer:
A festival favorite, this Russian film follows two men working at the distant and isolated meteorological station in the midst of chillingly beautiful Arctic Circle.
Beautifully restored and rarely seen film by Margot Benacerraf that was the co-winner of the Critics prize at the 1959 Cannes fest with “Hiroshima, Mon Amour”.
Kings of Pastry:
Recording of a 3-day competition in Lyon, France from the prolific filmmaking team of Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker (Don’t Look Back, The War Room). Serious cooking and wonderful filmmaking.
Ward No. 6:
A bold contemporary adaptation of Anton Chekhovs legendary short story, Ward No. 6 chronicles one mans descent into madness.
Year in Provence:
BBC miniseries based on Peter Mayle’s widely successful book.
Gothic suburban fairytale from Australia, very reminiscent of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet.
Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.
From the archives: Copland, Cruising, American Haunting, 400 Blows, Idiocracy and East is East.
Ciao for now,
The Thomas Staff