NOME DI DONNA
2018, Celluloid Dreams, 90 min, Italy, Dir: Marco Tullio Giordana

Nina Martini (Cristiana Capotondi) leaves Milan for the little town of Brianza in search of a better life for herself and her daughter. She finds work at a prestigious retirement home but something is not right there - something her female colleagues have come to accept but that Nina will take a stand against. With its topic of sexual harassment on the job, NOME DI DONNA couldn’t be more timely, and director Marco Tullio Giordana earned a Special Ribbon from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists for this compelling drama.


EL ANGEL
2018, 118 min, Argentina/Spain, Dir: Luis Ortega

Dubbed “the Angel of Death” by the Argentine press, Carlos Robeldo Puch has spent the last 46 years in prison; this sexually charged true-crime story stars Lorenzo Ferro as the baby-faced killer. Though from a comfortable family, Carlos thinks of himself as a born thief and is soon drawn to high school classmate Ramón (Chino Darin), whose father is an ex-con, and the two young men quickly graduate from theft to murder. “A stylish period piece boasting solid performances, colorful visuals and a terrific vintage soundtrack.” - Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter.


DOGMAN
2018, Magnolia Pictures, 102 min, Italy/France, Dir: Matteo Garrone

This riveting underworld drama from Matteo Garrone (GOMORRAH) centers on Marcello (Cannes Best Actor winner Marcello Fonte), a humble dog groomer, a loving single father and, to make ends meet, a petty coke dealer. Among his customers is Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a thug who terrorizes his run-down Naples neighborhood - and wants Marcello’s help to commit a robbery. A fable of good and evil colored by dark humor and surreal touches, DOGMAN earned eight Nastro d'Argento awards. “DOGMAN unfolds its relatively straightforward story with both thrilling style and serious moral force: it’s a sensation judged on either bark or bite.” - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph.


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