THE NEW WORLD
2005, Warner Bros., 135 min, USA, Dir: Terrence Malick

Dreamy, effervescent and endlessly poetic, Terrence Malick’s reimagining of the 1607 founding of Jamestown and the legendary love triangle between Captain John Smith (Colin Farrell), Pocahontas (Q’orianka Kilcher) and John Rolfe (Christian Bale) has recently been described by critics as a “misunderstood masterpiece.” Malick superbly crafts and endows his tale with a raw, haunting sense of realism: he famously chose to use natural lighting, handheld cameras and a painstakingly detailed set constructed just down-river from the original site of Jamestown. Historically and cinematically important, THE NEW WORLD is a refreshingly complex alternative to the simplified national foundational myths that currently populate American culture.


HITCHCOCK
2012, Fox Searchlight, USA, Dir: Sacha Gervasi

Based on Stephen Rebello's book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, Sacha Gervasi's love story for movie lovers centers on the rotund Master of Suspense (Anthony Hopkins) and his smart, discerning wife and collaborator Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) during the making of Hitch's most shocking, daring and influential film, PSYCHO. With Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins and Jessica Biel as Vera Miles.


THE SLEEPING VOICE
LA VOZ DORMIDA
2012, 128 min, Spain, Dir: Benito Zambrano

Two sisters, one politically active and the other not, find themselves caught up in politics in the dark days following the Spanish Civil War… Vivid performances by attractive leads Maria Leon, who won Best Actress kudos at the San Sebastian festival, and the fiery Inma Cuesta.” - Hollywood Reporter. “A harrowing drama that transforms the sorry plight of female prisoners in post-Civil War Spain into a bleak examination of man's inhumanity to women, THE SLEEPING VOICE magnificently tells a tale that needs to be told and retold. Shrewdly remaining mainstream while plumbing the depths of grief and violence… foreign audiences will be gripped.” –Variety. Winner of three Goya Awards (including Best New Actress for Maria Leon), and nominated for an additional six (including Best Director and Best Film). In Spanish with English subtitles.


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