Cheltenham International Film Festival 2021
Dinner In America Dinner In America
Dinner In America and The Night Of The Beast
Aristocrats (Country: Japan; Year: 2020; Director: Yukiko Sode; Writer: Yukiko Sode, based on the book by Mariko Yamauchi; Stars: Mugi Kadowaki, Kiko Mizuhara, Kengo Kora, Shizuka Ishibashi)
Two young women, struggling to follow their own destinies against class-defined expectations, form an unlikely friendship.
The Atlantic City Story (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Henry Butash; Writer: Henry Butash; Stars: Jessica Hecht, Mike Faist, Gary Wilmes, Nina Hellman, Emily Donahoe)
Hitting Atlantic City, Jane forms an unlikely bond with a young gambler. But she can’t run from her marriage forever.
Brighton (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Stephen Cookson; Writer: Stephen Cookson and Melanie Harris, based on the play by Steven Berkoff; Stars: Phil Davis, Adjoa Andoh, Lesley Sharp, Marion Bailey, Larry Lamb)
Two British working-class couples return to Brighton after 40 years and struggle to accept changes in society and themselves.
Dinner In America (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Adam Rehmeier; Writer: Adam Rehmeier; Stars: Kyle Gallner, Emily Skeggs, Lea Thompson, Hannah Marks, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Griffin Gluck, Nick Chinlund, Ryan Malgarini, Pat Healy, Nico Greetham, David Yow, Brittany Sheets, Brian Andrus, Robert Laenen, Ricky Wayne)
An on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman he meets by chance embark on an offbeat romance.
Disclosure (Year: 2020; Director: Michael Bentham; Writer: Michael Bentham; Stars: Geraldine Hakewill, Tom Wren, Matilda Ridgway, Mark Leonard Winter, Greg Stone)
Two couples chat beside a suburban pool, but the unease mounts as they turn to a recent incident involving their young kids.
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life and Wet Season
Eden (Country: Finland; Year: 2020; Director: Ulla Heikkilä; Writer: Ulla Heikkilä; Stars: Essi Patrakka, Aamu Milonoff, Linnea Skog, Bruno Baer, Alisa Röyttä)
Three teenagers, one clever, one confident and one timid, come under the influence of a slightly older zealot at a religious summer camp.
The Father (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Florian Zeller; Writer: Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller; Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, Olivia Williams)
Anthony is 80 years old. He lives alone in London and refuses the caregivers that his daughter tries to impose upon him. Yet his need for help is becoming more pressing.
Father (Otac) (Country: Serbia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Year: 2020; Director: Srdan Golubovic; Writer: Srdan Golubovic, Ognjen Svilicic; Stars: Goran Bogdan, Ajla Santic, Muharem Hamzic, Boris Isakovic, Nada Sargin, Milica Janevski, Vahid Dzankovic, Jovo Maksic, Nikola Rakocevic, Milan Maric, Ljubomir Bandovic, Mirko Vlahovic, Goran Bogdan, Ajla Santic, Muharem Hamzic)
Nikola’s children are taken away from him after social services decide that he is too poor to provide them with a decent living environment. He sets off on foot to lodge a complaint in Belgrade.
The Garden Left Behind (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Flavio Alves; Writer: Flavio Alves, John Rotondo; Stars: Michael Madsen, Edward Asner, Carlie Guevara)
A story about the relationship between a young trans woman and her grandmother as they navigate transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.
High Ground (Country: Australia; Year: 2020; Director: Stephen Johnson; Writer: Stephen Johnson, David Jowsey, Wityana Marika, Maggie Miles, Greer Simpkin; Stars: Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Jack Thompson, Callan Mulvey, Caren Pistorius, Sean Mununggurr, Witiyana Marika)
The sole survivor of a massacre as a child, Gutjuk is recruited 12 years later to hunt for a violent Aboriginal warrior.
Night Of The Kings Night Of The Kings
Night Of The Kings and The Garden Left Behind
How To Be A Good Wife (La Bonne Epouse) (Year: 2020; Director: Martin Provost; Writer: Severine Werba; Stars: Juliette Binoche, Yolande Moreau, Noemie Lvovsky, Edouard Baer, Francois Berléand, Marie Zabukovec)
A dutiful wife rises up, inspired by the Spirit of May '68 and by the secret her dead husband bequeaths her.
Into Dad's Woods (La Forêt De Mon Père) (Year: 2019; Director: Véro Cratzborn; Writer: Véro Cratzborn, Ève Deboise, François Verjans; Stars: Léonie Souchaud, Ludivine Sagnier, Alban Lenoir, Mathis Bour, Saskia de Melo Dillais, Carl Malapa)
Gina, 15, struggles with the mental disintegration of her beloved and eccentric nature-loving father.
I Never Cry (Jak Najdalej Stad) (Country: Poland, Ireland; Year: 2020; Director: Piotr Domalewski; Writer: Piotr Domalewski; Stars: David Pearse, Cosmina Stratan, Tomasz Zietek, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Kinga Preis, Paul Boyle, Zofia Stafiej, Ann-Marie O'Connor, David Pearse, Cosmina Stratan, Tomasz Zietek, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Kinga Preis, Paul Boyle, Zofia Stafiej)
A woman travels to Ireland to repatriate her father's body after he dies in a workplace accident.
Kubrick By Kubrick (Kubrik Par Kubrik) (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Gregory Monro; Writer: Gregory Monro)
Featuring a treasure trove of unearthed interview recordings from the director himself.
Madly In Life (Une Vie Démente) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2020; Director: Raphaël Balboni, Ann Sirot; Writer: Raphaël Balboni, Ann Sirot; Stars: Lucie Debay, Jo Deseure, Jean Le Peltier, Gilles Remiche, Lucie Debay, Jo Deseure, Jean Le)
A couple planning to have a child find their plans complicated when one of their mother contracts semantic dementia and begins acting like an unmanageable kid.
The Father The Father
The Father and Father
Mating (Country: Sweden; Year: 2019; Director: Lina Mannheimer; Stars: Edvin Kempe, Naomi Carter)
Two Swedish millennials offer up a year of their lives to the camera as they online-date and a romance blossoms.
My Wonderful Wanda (Wanda, mein Wunder) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2020; Director: Bettina Oberli; Writer: Bettina Oberli, Cooky Ziesche; Stars: Marthe Keller, Anatole Taubman, Birgit Minichmayr, Jacob Matschenz, Agnieszka Grochowska, André Jung, Gottfried Breitfuss, Iwo Rajski, Bruno Rajski, Marthe Keller, Anatole Taubman, Birgit Minichmayr, Jacob Matschenz, Agnieszka Grochowska, André Jung)
Wanda nurses the patriarch of the wealthy Wegmeister-Gloor family. When an unexpected complication arises, family secrets come to light.
The Night Of The Beast (Country: Colombia, Mexico; Year: 2020; Director: Mauricio Leiva-Cock; Writer: Benjamín Figueroa García, Mauricio Leiva-Cock; Stars: Esteban Galindo, Daniel Esteban Reyes)
Iron Maiden, Bogota, 1980. A dream come true for two young metalheads who are determined to see the band.
Night Of The Kings (La Nuit Des Rois) (Country: France, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire; Year: 2020; Director: Philippe Lacôte; Writer: Philippe Lacôte; Stars: Issaka Sawadogo, Steve Tientcheu, Abdoul Karim Konaté)
A young man is sent to La Maca, a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new Roman and must tell a story to the other prisoners.
Oliver Sacks: His Own Life (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Ric Burns)
Documentary about the life of the neurologist.
High Ground High Ground
High Ground and My Wonderful Wanda
Oskar And Lilli (Where No one Knows Us) (Country: Austria; Year: 2020; Director: Arash T Riahi; Writer: Arash T Riahi, Monika Helfer; Stars: Rosa Zant, Leopold Pallua, Anna Fenderl, Simone Fuith, Viktor Krüger, Ines Miro, Alexandra Maria Nutz, Christine Ostermayer, Sonja Romei, Alice Marie Schneider, Rainer Wöss, Markus Zett, Rosa Zant, Leopold Pallua, Anna Fenderl)
A couple of kids who are due to be deported are separated after she attempts suicide.
The Outside Story (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Casimir Nozkowski; Writer: Casimir Nozkowski; Stars: Brian Tyree Henry, Sonequa Martin-Green, Sunita Mani, Olivia Edward, Asia Kate Dillon, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Michael Cyril Creighton, Matthew Maher, Hannah Bos, Maria Dizzia, Jordan Carlos, Lynda Gravatt, Paul Thureen, Nadia Bowers, Suzette Gunn)
Having just broken up with his girlfriend, introverted video editor Charles gets locked out of his apartment, accidentally embarking on a transformative odyssey through his neighbourhood.
Out In The Open (Intemperie) (Country: Spain, Portugal; Year: 2019; Director: Benito Zambrano; Stars: Luis Tosar, Luis Callejo, Jaime Lopez)
Amid the barren landscapes of Andalusia in 1946, abuses of power are part of everyday life. A boy escapes the clutches of a ruthless foreman who will stop at nothing to secure his return. Running for his life, he meets a war veteran and the two become allies.
Sisters Apart (Im Feuer) (Year: 2020; Director: Daphne Charizani; Writer: Daphne Charizani; Stars: Almila Bagriacik, Maryam Boubani, Zübeyde Bulut, Gonca de Haas, Christoph Letkowski, Lucas Prisor)
Rojda, a Kurdish member of the German army, sets out clandestinely to reunite her family, dispersed by Middle Eastern wars.
Surge (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Aneil Karia; Writer: Rupert Jones, Rita Kalnejais; Stars: Ben Whishaw, Jasmine Jobson, Ryan McKen, Laurence Spellman, Muna Otaru, Ray Calleja, Paul Blackwell, Abdul Hakim Joy, Jack Pierce, Ranjit Singh Shubh, Yohanna Ephrem, Bradley Taylor, Modupe Adeyeye, Laraine Dix, Haqi Ali)
A man goes on a bold and reckless journey of self-liberation through London. After he robs a bank he releases a wilder version of himself, ultimately experiencing what it feels like to be alive.
Winona Winona
Winona and The Atlantic City Story
Sweet Thing (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Alexandre Rockwell; Stars: Lana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, Jabari Watkins, Will Patton, Karyn Parsons)
Nico and Billie are not protected by their dysfunctional and irresponsible parents, so the siblings embark on a journey with young Malik – full of cinematic references and intense moments of freedom.
The Swordsman (Geom-gaek) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2020; Director: Choi Jae-hoon; Writer: Choi Jae-hoon; Stars: Hyuk Jang Jeong Man-sik, Angelina Danilova)
A blind swordsman fights to protect his daughter and is forced to confront an old enemy.
A Tale Of Three Sisters (Country: Turkey, Germany, Netherlands, Greece; Year: 2019; Director: Emin Alper; Writer: Emin Alper; Stars: Cemre Ebuzziya, Ece Yüksel, Helin Kandemir, Müfit Kayacan, Kayhan Açikgöz, Kubilay Tunçer, Cemre Ebuzziya, Ece Yüksel, Helin Kandemir, Müfit Kayacan, Kayhan Açikgöz, Kubilay Tunçer)
Three children sent to be foster children/maids in a small town are sent back to their father's house when things go badly.
Under The Stars Of Paris (Sous les étoiles de Paris) (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Claus Drexel; Writer: Olivier Brunhes, Claus Drexel; Stars: Catherine Frot, Dominique Frot, Mahamadou Yaffa, Catherine Frot, Dominique Frot, Mahamadou Yaffa)
A homeless woman tries to help a lost eight-year-old boy from Burkina Faso to find his mother on the streets of Paris.
Unidentified (Country: Romania; Year: 2020; Director: Bogdan George Apetri; Writer: Bogdan George Apetri, Iulian Postelnicu; Stars: Bogdan Farcas, Dragos Dumitru, Vasile Muraru, Emanuel Parvu, Olimpia Malai, Andrei Aradits)
A labyrinthine police thriller in which a flawed but determined detectivebegins to seem ever more flawed.
The Swordsman The Swordsman
The Swordsman and I Never Cry
Wet Season (Year: 2019; Director: Anthony Chen; Writer: Anthony Chen; Stars: Jia Ler Koh, Yann Yann Yeo, Christopher Ming-Shun Lee, Shi Bin Yang)
In Singapore, teacher Ling becomes the object of an infatuation when she takes one of her students under her wing.
What You Don't Know About Me (Quello Che Non Sai Di Me) (Year: 2019; Director: Rolando Colla; Writer: Marina Guerrini, Roberto Scarpetti; Stars: Koudos Seihon, Linda Olsansky)
Two people with secrets and from very different backgrounds make an unlikely marriage, something neither was seeking.
Winona (Country: Greece; Year: 2019; Director: Alexander Voulgaris; Writer: Alexander Voulgaris; Stars: Anthi Efstratiadou, Sofia Kokkali, Iro Bezou, Daphne Patakia)
Four young women gambol on a beach. A day of play for close friends, it seems, but there's a reason they’re here.
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