The Whistlers and While At War
(Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway; Year: 2019; Director: Roy Andersson; Writer: Roy Andersson; Stars: Lesley Leichtweis Bernardi, Tatiana Delaunay, Ania Nova, Gloria Ormandlaky, Martin Serner, Lesley Leichtweis Bernardi, Tatiana Delaunay, Ania Nova, Gloria Ormandlaky, Martin Serner)
Guided by a Scheherazade-like narrator, the film reflects on human life through a series of vignettes - from war-torn Cologne to smaller incidents like the tying of shoelaces.
Master Cheng (Mestari Cheng)
(Country: Finland, China, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Mika Kaurismäki; Writer: Hannu Oravisto; Stars: Pak Hon Chu, Anna-Maija Tuokko, Lucas Hsuan)
Far from his home in Shanghai, Cheng is in search of a cherished benefactor whom he promised to visit. He is welcomed by diner owner Sirkka. He repays her kindness by cooking food that the entire community appreciates.
Out Stealing Horses (Ut og stjæle hester)
(Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark; Year: 2019; Director: Hans Petter Moland; Writer: Hans Petter Moland, Per Petterson; Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Tobias Santelmann, Danica Curcic, Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Ane Ulimoen Øverli, Bjørn Floberg, Jan Gunnar Røise, Gard B. Eidsvold, Jon Ranes, Jonas Jörgensen, Stellan Skarsgård, Tobias Santelmann, Danica Curcic, Pål Sverre Hagen)
Trond Sander, 67, recalls the summer of 1948. When this blissful time came to an end, nothing was the same as before.
True History Of The Kelly Gang
(Country: Australia, UK, France; Year: 2019; Director: Justin Kurzel; Writer: Shaun Grant, Peter Carey; Stars: George Mackay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult)
Born into a family of poor Irish immigrants, Ned grows into an angry young man, constantly at odds with colonial authority. Ruthless bush ranger Harry Power becomes a father figure/mentor as Kelly embraces his
destiny as gang leader, folk hero and legend.
The Truth (La Verite)
(Country: France, Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda; Writer: Hirokazu Kore-eda, Léa Le Dimna; Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke, Clémentine Grenier, Manon Clavel, Jackie Berroyer, Ludivigne Sagnier.)
A reunion between a French cinema star and her daughter descends into confrontation.
The Truth and Master Cheng
While At War (Mientras Dure La Guerra)
(Country: Spain, Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Alejandro Amenábar; Writer: Alejandro Amenábar, Alejandro Hernández; Stars: Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Santi Prego, Luis Bermejo, Tito Valverde, Nathalie Poza, Patricia López Arnaiz, Inma Cuevas, Carlos Serrano-Clark, Luis Zahera, Luis Callejo, Mireia Rey, Ainhoa Santamaría, Itziar Aizpuru, Miquel García Borda)
Drama about author Miguel de Unamuno and his stance towards the fascist coup d’état.
The Whistlers (La Gomera, The Passenger)
(Country: Romania, France, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Corneliu Porumboiu; Writer: Corneliu Porumboiu; Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar)
Film noir sees a corrupt cop learn a whistling language to beat detection while trying to double-cross the mob.