The months of December and January will be devoted to English language, and this year we want to offer you a special selection of both American and British movies that were awarded in different European film festivals, or that received good reception from the critics.
Among them we can find:
Arrival (2016) by Denis Villeneuve
When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors. (www.imdb.com)
The Before Trilogy by Richard Linklater –Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), Before Midnight (2013)-.
A cornerstone in Linklater’s career, the three movies depict the evolution of a love story and look into the role of time in cinematography.
I, Daniel Blake (2016) by Ken Loach
Devastating social critique to a welfare state that far from supporting those in need, opresses them. A rough portrait of XXI century Britain.
The tree of life (2011) by Terrence Malick
The film follows the life journey of Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. (http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thetreeoflife/)
In this world (2002) by Michael Winterbottom
British docudrama on the journey two Afghan refugees set out on to leave a refugee camp in Pakistan and pursue a new life in London.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) by Danny Boyle
The story of a young boy living in Mumbai’s slums who is accused of cheating right before he is about to win Tv show Who Wants to be a Millionaire. But, how did this boy happen to participate in the show?
The King’s Speech (2010) by Tom Hooper
George the VI ascended the throne to face his difficulties with speech delivery.
Boyhood (2014) by Richard Linklater
Another experiment on the temporary nature of cinematographic productions. This movie was filmed for a time span of eleven years to show the viewer the coming-of-age of the protagonist.
A Separation (2011) by Asghar Farhadi
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision – to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer’s disease. (www.imbd.com)