Two Days, One Night:
Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, The Dark Knight Rises) is Sandra, a married woman with two children who plans to return to her factory job after a breakdown. However she’s told that she is to be made redundant and her co-workers will receive a bonus. In order to help her, Sandra’s best friend has convinced their boss to hold a vote – do the workers want to save Sandra’s job, or keep their bonus? It is Friday and the vote will be held on Monday, so Sandra has the weekend (hence two days, one night) to persuade her colleagues to keep her employed by sacrificing the bonuses they need to make ends meet. Written and directed by two-time Palme d’Or-winning filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Two Days, One Night is an emotionally resonant drama with strong, central performances.
Two Days, One Night is out now at selected Palace cinemas and at cinema Nova.
Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die there… A team of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and undertake the most important mission in human history. With our time on Earth coming to an end, they travel beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.
From acclaimed Dark Knight and Inception filmmaker Christopher Nolan comes an all-star, Oscar winning cast including Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), and Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules). The main cast also includes Jessica Chastiain, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy and Topher Grace.
Interstellar is out national release now
It’s a long hot summer for Charlie Boyd (Harrison Gilbertson; Tim Winton’s The Turning). He’s sixteen and his hormones are racing. When a tragic family event tumbles Charlie into a world of pain, he thinks no-one can help. Desperate and alone, he meets Maggie (Emmanuelle Beart; Mission Impossible), the mysterious woman who lives down the street. She’s a professional dominatrix, and Charlie is instantly drawn to her femme fatale qualities. They develop an odd relationship, and however dangerous it can be, she knows he needs her. She needs him too. Maggie is drawn to this troubled boy who takes all the pain she can give and uses it to heal himself. As Charlie heals, he turns that love back onto her, his Mistress. This slickly edited Australia drama revels in its dark, mysterious and explicit content.
My Mistress is out now at selected Palace cinemas.
Finding Vivian Maier:
This critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. Maier’s massive body of work came to light in 2007 when her photos were discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. This documentary is a fascinating insight into the world of one of America’s best kept secrets – Vivian Maier.
Finding Vivian Maier is out now at Palace cinemas and cinema Nova.