COME TO DADDY
2019, 93 min, Dir: Ant Timpson

A man in his 30s fruitlessly searches for a remote cabin in the hinterlands of New Zealand, dreaming of a reunion with his long-lost father; what he finds when he gets to the cabin is so outlandish, so weird and so wonderful that it has to be seen to be believed. Blessed with a cast including a brilliant Elijah Wood, a vicious Stephen McHattie and a hilarious Michael Smiley, this bloody and funny film - a massive hit at Tribeca - heralds the feature debut of Ant Timpson, a producer-turned-director who has been honing his craft on such gems as 2015’s DEATHGASM.


LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
2016, Roadside Attractions, 92 min, USA, Dir: Whit Stillman

Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan serves as the basis for this deliciously tart comedy of manners reuniting THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO costars Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny as scheming best friends Susan Vernon and Alicia Johnson, respectively. While weathering the storms of scandal at her in-laws’ estate, recently widowed Lady Susan rushes to marry off her daughter (Morfydd Clark) in order to keep a potential husband (Xavier Samuel) for herself. Stillman’s portrait of a “serpent in Eden’s garden” brims with exquisite period detail and witty dialogue. “A supremely elegant and delicately filigreed adaptation.” - Justin Chang, Variety.


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