The Man From U.N.C.L.E:
At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organisation plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill of Man of Steel) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer; The Lone Ranger) are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe. Australia’s Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) and Ex-Machina‘s Alicia Vikander star as the powerful female leads, the former the villain.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E is out now
Writer/director Céline Sciamma’s ighly anticipated Girlhood is a sensational story of female empowerment set in the tough neighbourhoods of Paris. Mariame (Karidja Touré) is a shy 16-year-old who is soon lured out of her shell by three vivacious neighborhood teens. Enthralled by their bravado and brash energy, Mariame quickly adapts to their bolder and often reckless behavior, making both foolish and brave choices as she struggles towards independence. Depicting a side of Paris rarely explored on screen, Girlhood finds irresistible energy in these young characters for whom attitude is everything. Cinematography and a jubilant soundtrack aplenty.
Girlhood is out now
5 Flights Up:
5 Flights Up follows a dynamic duo that must decide whether or not to sell their Brooklyn apartment of 40 years. Couple, Ruth and Alex have to contend with eccentric open house guests, their pushy realtor niece, and the health of their beloved family dog — all while navigating a New York on edge from what turns out to be a media-generated frenzy. A wise comedy about life, love, and real estate, it stars Academy Award winners Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman as a couple whose attempts at relocation send them on an urban odyssey and help them redefine the meaning of home. This often humorous, delicately constructed and poignant film is based on the novel Heroic Measures by Jill Ciment.
5 Flights Up is out now
The Blue Room:
Directed by and starring French actor Matthieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), The Blue Room is a pulsating thriller that goes from bedroom pillow talk to the spectre of murder. Almaric is Julien, a middle-aged salesman who embarks on a fiery affair with a married woman who, one day after a bout of adventurous lovemaking, has a startling suggestion for Julien. All of a sudden he is embroiled in a police investigation, but what exactly happened, and what is he accused of? This Un Certain Regard Award-nominated film is an enigmatic puzzle that will keep you guessing. French language with English subtitles.
The Blue Room is out now exclusive to Cinema Nova