Paula from the Clinica Santa Cecilia in Nerja, who also runs the local cultural radio station RSAFM Sol de Almijara, has provided us with the Nerja Cineclub Film Guide for September.
All of the films are in their original language, which with the exception of one, are English-Language films with Spanish subtitles.
Wednesday the 6th at 19.00h – Get Out
(USA 2017) 104 min. Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford. Dir. Jordan Peele. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet- the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At rst, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined. Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride with a stunning 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Original Version (English) with Spanish subtitles.
Sunday the 10th at 17.00h – My Cousin Rachel
(UK/USA 2017) 106 min. Rachel Weisz, Sam Cla in, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger. Dir. Roger Michell. Based upon the 1951 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier: Philip is a young Englishman who nds his cousin Ambrose dead after traveling to Florence, Italy. He vows re- venge against Ambrose’s missing wife Rachel, blaming her for his untimely demise. When Philip meets Rachel for the rst time, his mood suddenly changes as he nds himself falling for her seductive charm and beauty. As his obsession for her grows, Rachel now hatches a scheme to win back her late husband’s estate from the unsuspecting Philip. Excellent cinematography and Rachel Weisz’s entrancing performance keep My Cousin Rachel alluring. Original Version (English) with Spanish subtitles.
Wednesday the 13th at 19.00h – The Promise
(USA 2016) 134 min. Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale. Dir. Terry George. Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana’s boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their con icting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and sur- vive themselves. The Promise is directed by Academy Award winning lmmaker Terry George. “The Promise is drenched in production value and replete with ravishing shots of sunrises and sunsets, but it’s in the scenes of eeing, of battle, and of horrendous loss that the lm is at its most effective.” – Roger Ebert.com Original language (English) with Spanish subtitles.
Sunday the 17th at 17.00h – Oscar Nominee – Land of Mine
(Denmark/Germany 2016) 101 min. Roland Møller, Mikkel Følsgaard. Dir. Martin Zandvliet.
In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark. Land of Mine uses an oft- forgotten chapter from the aftermath of World War II to tell a hard-hitting story whose period setting belies its timeless observations about bloodshed and forgiveness. Directed by Martin Zandvliet, Land of Mine made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festi- val and was selected and nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards. “Denmark’s so-called biggest war crime forms the historical backdrop of this nerve-jangling bomb-disposal drama.” – Times. Original Version (German) with English subtitles.
Wednesday the 20th at 19.00h – The Exception
(USA 2016) 98 min. Christopher Plummer, Jai Courtney, Lily James. Dir. David Leveaux.
A riveting World War II thriller that is lled with espionage and romance in equal measure, The Exception follows German soldier Stefan Brandt (Jai Courtney) as he goes on a mission to in- vestigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II (Christopher Plummer). The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in The Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country’s authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to in ltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he nds himself drawn into an unexpected and passio- nate romance with Mieke (Lily James), one of the Kaiser’s maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish. When Heinrich Himmler (Eddie Marsan), Head of the SS, decides to come for an unexpected visit with a large platoon of Nazis in tow, the stage is set for a breathtaking showdown, as secrets are revealed, allegiances are tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honoring his country and following his heart. The Exception elegantly blends well-dressed period romance and war drama into a solidly crafted story further elevated by Christopher Plummer’s excellent work and the efforts of a talented supporting cast. Original Version (English) with Spanish subtitles.
Wednesday the 27th at 19.00h – The Circle
(USA 2017) 110 min. Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega. Dir. James Ponsoldt.
Mae Holland (Emma Watson) seizes the opportunity of a lifetime when she lands a job with the world’s most powerful technology and social media company. Encouraged by the company’s founder (Tom Hanks), Mae joins a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes soon starts to affect the lives and futures of her friends, family and that of humanity. “What makes “The Circle” so valuable is not only that it’s showing us a ghastly possible path that the world may take, but that it articulates the mentality that could create and sustain it.” – San Francisco Chronicle. Original Version (English) with Spanish subtitles.
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