AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY
2001, Paramount, 106 min, Dir: Éva Gárdos

Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson and Tony Goldwyn star in this drama inspired by the true story of director Éva Gárdos' own life. Persecuted by an oppressive Communist government, a Hungarian couple makes a daring fight for freedom. The escape is successful, but comes at an unthinkable price - the couple's baby, Suzanne, is left behind in Hungary. Six years later, the girl is uprooted from the only parents that she knows and reunited with her biological parents in California. But as she grows, so do the questions about her mysterious past and heritage. Feeling lost and alienated, the rebellious teenage Suzanne (Johansson) returns to Hungary, embarking on a personal search for the true meaning of family, freedom and home.


MARRIAGE STORY
2019, Netflix, 136 min, USA, Dir: Noah Baumbach

Propelled by fiercely authentic performances, this incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together plays out with subtlety and sincerity at every turn. New York couple Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) and Charlie (Adam Driver) have survived separations until Nicole commits to starting a new life in California. Charlie accepts the idea of divorce - but cannot accept the bicoastal custody arrangement that comes with it. Laura Dern and Alan Alda costar as the couple’s dueling divorce attorneys. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Driver), Best Actress (Johansson), Best Supporting Actress (Dern), Best Original Screenplay (Baumbach), and Best Original Music Score (Randy Newman).


JOJO RABBIT
2019, 108 min, Dir: Taika Waititi

Writer-director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) whose worldview is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Johansson), Best Adapted Screenplay (Waititi), and Best Film Editing (Tom Eagles).


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