Nowhere In Africa
Nowhere in Africa is an Oscar-winning film which won the Academy Award in 2003 for Best Foreign Language Film as well as 5 German film prizes. The screenplay is based on the 1995 autobiographical novel of the same name by Stefanie Zweig.
Sensing the threat posed by Hitler, Jewish lawyer Walter Redlich (Merab Ninidze) relocates with his wife, Jettel (Juliane Köhler), and daughter, Regina (Lea Kurka), to a farm in Kenya. Regina adapts quickly, forming a bond with Owuor (Sidede Onyulo), the cook, but Jettel is unhappy. Things worsen when the family is made to move again, this time to Nairobi by order of the ruling British authorities. Dispirited, Walter decides to join the Allied army -- and Jettel finds comfort with other men.
It's a long film but well worth it to watch the stunning performances and lavish scenery.
85% Rotten Tomatoes
(2 hours 21 minutes)
The Florida Project is a 2017 drama film which was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in recognition of the stunning performance by Willem Dafoe.
Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinai, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moon’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they've been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.
Described by film critics as 'thrillingly vibrant' which oozes warmth and compassion. This will be a popular film so book your tickets early to avoid disaapointment.
96% Rotten Tomatoes
(1 hours 51 minutes)
Leave No Trace
It's very rare that a film scores 100% on Rotten Tomatoes so this is a must-see film.
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.
The film is a beautifully realised portrait of lives lived on the margins and is a deeply intelligent story about love and survival in the wild.
100% Rotten Tomatoes
(1 hours 49 minutes)
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born, featuring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, is the 4th re-make of the original Oscar Winning iconic love story starring Judy Garland. The 2018 film won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song, as well as further Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.
A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer - until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.
But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
90% Rotten Tomatoes
(2 hours 16 minutes)