In his poignant, melancholic drama "All Of Us Strangers" starring Andrew Scott, British director and screenwriter Andrew Haigh blurs the boundaries between reality and dreams, between truth and wishful thinking.
Adam (Scott) lives in an almost empty high-rise building in London. One night he meets the neighbor Harry (Paul Mescal). “As a relationship develops between the two, Adam is haunted by memories from the past,” says the film description.
All Of Us Strangers, Great Britain/USA 2023, 105 min., FSK for ages 12 and up, by Andrew Haigh, with Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell, Claire Foy
“The Color Purple”: Spielberg classic as a film musical
Steven Spielberg directed the 1985 Southern drama “The Color Purple,” based on the novel of the same name by Alice Walker, which won a Pulitzer Prize for it. The story about a black oppressed woman and her friendships in the early 19th century came to New York's Broadway as a musical in 2005.
Now director Blitz Bazawule has re-released the material as a film musical and stars Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Halle Bailey and Colman Domingo. Danielle Brooks earned an Oscar nomination for her supporting role. Spielberg is on board as a producer alongside Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones.The Color Purple, USA 2023, 141 min., FSK from 12, by Blitz Bazawule, with Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Colman Domingo
“Beloved Cook” by Tran Anh Hung with Juliette Binoche
With his latest film with Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel, Tran Anh Hung once again lives up to his title as a master of images. The film about the extraordinary chef Eugènie (Juliette Binoche) and the passionate gourmet Dodin-Bouffant (Benoît Magimel) won the award for best director at Cannes. The story about cuisine and love is also in the running for an Oscar for best foreign language film in France.
Beloved Cook, France 2023, 135 min., FSK from 6, by Tran Anh Hung, with Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel, Pierre Gagnaire
Docudrama with Sydney Sweeney as a whistleblower
The conviction of US whistleblower Reality Winner 2018 is still fresh in many minds. The translator, working on behalf of the American secret service NSA, had passed on information about Russian interference in the US election to a newspaper. And was then sentenced to several years in prison. The film "Reality" with Sydney Sweeney tells this story. The film was based on the FBI's interrogation protocol. Tina Satter directs her first film. Reality, USA 2023, 82 min., FSK for ages 12 and up, by Tina Satter, with Sydney Sweeney, Josh Hamilton, Marchánt Davis