Aspiring writer Jongsu (Yoo Ah-in) reconnects with school friend Haemi (Jun Jong-seo), the couple quickly getting together. Haemi takes a trip to Africa and returns with the affluent Ben (Steven Yeun) by her side. His nose out of joint, Jongsu is further disturbed by the revelation of Bens unusual hobbyBurning emerges as a brilliantly made one-off; puzzling, intelligent and ultimately mesmerising. And Jong-seo Jun is a revelation
Thu 16 Jan
Lila Avilss terrifically assured first feature finds magic in the routines of a young hotel worker. Eve (Gabriela Cartol) is a maid in a luxurious Mexico city hotel working on the 21st floor, but dreaming of promotion to the glamour and additional pay and perks of the VIP floor, the 42nd.Diligent and conscientious, she amuses herself by sifting through guests possessions to get insights into their lives. When she has interactions with guests, some are weird, some funny, some infuriating.Cartol gives a wonderful performance, filled with humour and poignancy in this superbly atmospheric film.
Thu 13 Feb
Here is a heart-warming comedy based on the incredible true story of WWE Superstar Paige. Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her family and face this new, cut-throat world alone.Florence Pugh shows theres no role and no genre she cant handle with aplomb, effortlessly taking on this nuanced comedic role.
Sun 23 Feb
The incredible documentary about James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro blew our audience away last season.Now here is one of his novels brought to the screen by the director of Moonlight Barry Jenkins. The story of two young lovers torn apart by prejudice, bigotry and injustice. Gorgeous, powerful, and stunningly crafted, If Beale Street Could Talk is a masterpiece.A visually stunning and emotionally intense meditation on young love, family and social injustice in America.The book was written 20 years ago, but it is utterly relevant today.
Fri 28 Feb
Maggie Gyllenhaal is utterly brilliant as Lisa Spinelli, a kindergarten teacher by day, who takes poetry classes by night. Her two worlds collide when a five-year-old Jimmy Roy (Parker Sevak) reveals himself to be a poetic prodigy.Anxious to protect his gift from a world she believes doesnt understand, her fascination with the boy spills over into obsession.This smart, sharp film entrances with the deceptive simplicity of the complex matters it deals with and is a showcase for the brilliance of Maggie Gyllenhaal and a reminder she is among the best actors working today.
Fri 31 Jan
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