MUSTANG (July 28) Coming-of-Age TURKEY (M) Recommended
In a village in the north of Turkey, Lale and her four sisters innocently celebrate the end of the school year at the beach with some boys. The supposed debauchery of their actions causes their home to progressively transform into a prison; classes on housework and cooking replace school, and marriages are arranged. The five sisters, driven by the same desire for freedom, fight back against the limits imposed upon them.
Nominated for a best foreign film Oscar in 2016, and anchored by sensational performances and a moving soundtrack by Warren Ellis (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), for which Ellis won ‘Best Music’ at this year’s César Awards for his original film score.
OUR LITTLE SISTER (August 4th) Drama JAPAN (PG)
Three sisters – Sachi, Yoshino and Chika – live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father, absent from the family home for the last 15 years dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.
MAGGIE’S PLAN (August 11th) Comedy USA (M) Recommended
A young woman longing to start a family (Greta Gerwig) becomes involved in a complicated love triangle with a professor (Ethan Hawke) and his theorist wife (Julianne Moore). Maggie’s Plan received its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
THE CARER (August 25th) Comedy / Drama UK (PG)
Featuring a stand-out performance by Brian Cox. Dorottya is a young Hungarian actress with a burning desire: to make it on the English stage. Legendary actor Sir Michael Gifford suffers from an incurable disease, and has one desire: be left alone. When Dorottya becomes his carer they both hope their wish will be fulfilled.
DAVID BRENT – LIFE ON THE ROAD (Sept. 1st) Comedy UK (MA)
Ricky Gervais is back in the film adapted follow-on to The Office.
Now working as a rep selling cleaning (and ladies personal hygiene) products up and down the country, David Brent hasn’t given up his dream of becoming a rock star – or more specifically, singer/songwriter for fledgling rock band ‘Foregone Conclusion’. As he assembles a group of mercenary session musicians, a talented sidekick for street cred and an overpriced yet underwhelmed tour manager, he embarks upon a self-financed UK tour coming to a venue near every major city near you.