Cinema

Moonlight 2016

Director: Barry Jenkins

Film Synopsis:

A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the “War on Drugs” era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.

Director: Barry Jenkins
Writer(s): Barry Jenkins, Tarell McCarney
Cast: Janelle Monáe, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris
Awards:
Winner, Best Picture, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Barry Jenkins
Winner, Best Director, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Barry Jenkins
Winner, Best Cinematography, Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Nominee, Best Picture – Drama, Golden Globes, Barry Jenkins
Nominee, Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globes, Naomie Harris
Nominee, Best Supporting Actor, Golden Globes, Mahershala Ali
Nominee, Best Director, Golden Globes, Barry Jenkins
Nominee, Best Screenplay, Golden Globes, Barry Jenkins
Nominee, Best Original Score, Golden Globes

The  Handmaiden: 2016

Director: Park Chan-wook

Film Synopsis:

From PARK Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama. PARK presents a gripping and sensual tale of two women – a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance. Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by British author Sarah Waters, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with PARK Chan-wook’s singular vision to create an unforgettable viewing experience.

Director: Park Chan-wook
Cast: Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri
Awards:
Winner, Best Production Design, Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Fences 2016

Director: Denzel Washington

Film Synopsis

FENCES an African-American father as he struggles to raise his family in the 1950 Pittsburgh while coming to terms with his past. Directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play.
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Director: Denzel Washington Cast: Denzel Washington, Jovan Adepo, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sydney, Stephen Henderson, Viola Davis Awards: Nominee, Best Actor – Drama, Golden Globes, Denzel Washington Nominee, Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globes, Viola Davis

Elle: 2016

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Film Synopsis:

Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle’s life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.
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Director: Paul Verhoeven
Writer(s): David Birke, Philippe Djian
Cast: Alice Isaaz, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling, Christian Berkel, Isabelle Huppert, Jonas Bloquet, Judith Magre, Laurent Lafitte from the Comédie-Française, Vimila Pons, Virgine Aefira
Awards:
Winner, Best Actress, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Isabelle Huppert
Nominee, Best Actress – Drama, Golden Globes, Isabelle Huppert
Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globes, Paul Verhoeven

 

 

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