The AftermathOpening date: 11 March 2019Genre: DramaDuration: 109 minsDirected by: NAStarring: Jason Clarke, Keira KnightleyView trailer
In 1946 Rachael Morgan arrives in the ruins of Hamburg to be reunited with her husband, Lewis, who is a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city. As they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
SauvageOpening date: 1 March 2019Genre: DramaDuration: 100 minsDirected by: Camille Vidal-NaquetStarring: Félix Maritaud, Eric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla, Philippe OhrelView trailer
Leo (120 BPMs Felix Maritaud) is a 22-year-old sex worker who yearns for affection. In poor health and with no fixed address, he finds fleeting solace in the arms of the men he meets through his work. The crushing solitude of Leo’s life is tempered when he falls for fellow hustler Ahd. But when his romantic feelings are violently rebuffed, Leo begins to spiral, questioning if he will ever find the love he so desperately craves. While the title might imply a wild, even feral, affair (and indeed this sexually explicit film comes with its fair share of brutality), Camille Vidal-Naquet’s arresting debut is also one of quiet introspection and disarming fragility. Such compassion is in no small part thanks to the remarkable Félix Maritaud, whose raw and vulnerable central performance is nothing short of excellent.
Free SoloOpening date: 14 December 2018Genre: DocumentaryDuration: 100 minsDirected by: Elizabeth Chai VasarhelyiStarring: Alex HonnoldView trailer
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (“MERU”) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock...the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park…without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. FREE SOLO is both an edge-of-your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeded our current understanding of human physical and mental potential. The result is a triumph of the human spirit.
CapernaumOpening date: 22 February 2019Genre: DramaDuration: 126 minsDirected by: Nadine LabakiStarring: Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawthar Al Haddad, Nadine Labaki, Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Fadi YousefView trailer
In a courtroom, a young boy named Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) stands before a judge. He asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family. Forced to live by his wits in order to survive, Zain’s life reaches a turning point when his parents make an unforgivable deal that will see his younger sister married off. Left distraught by this terrible act, Zain takes to the road. While looking for work at a fairground, he befriends a young woman who is working illegally as a cleaner and helps to look after her adorable one-year-old baby, Jonas. Zain and Jonas form a touching bond but things get much more complicated when circumstances force Zain to make choices that will have huge ramifications. Capernaum is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit – a battle cry for the forgotten, the unwanted and the lost that offers hope in the most unexpected of places.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second PartOpening date: 8 February 2019Genre: Animated Duration: 30 minsDirected by: Mike MitchellStarring: Elizabeth Banks, Mary Steenburgen, Jonah Hill, Nick Offerman, Will Arnett, Stephanie Beatriz, Channing Tatum, Alison Brie, Tiffany HaddishView trailer
The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.
Short Film NightOpening date: 19 February 2019Genre: Short FilmDuration: 120 mins
Short Film Night + Q&A The Film Festival Doctor
Enjoy an evening of film networking, films and insightful Q&A's from the filmmakers. The Film Festival Doctor Hosts ‘Girls on Film’ an evening celebrating Female Filmmakers - 6 short films will be screened where women have occupied the roles as either (or all) Director, Producer, Lead Actress and/or Screenwriter post-screening Q&A with Rebekah will also take place in addition to networking. Networking Start time at 7:00, film start at 7:30pm.
Film Media Network: Film Acting MasterclassOpening date: 12 March 2019Duration: 180 mins
Masterclass in film acting, understanding the camera and set and techniques to deliver consistent and award winning performances.
UsOpening date: 22 March 2019Genre: HorrorDuration: 116 minsDirected by: NAStarring: View trailer
Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.