After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda to travel with her to paradise in Snatched, Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx) finds himself caught in a high-stakes web of corrupt cops, internal affairs and murderous gangsters in Sleepless, and two French acting greats, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, share the screen for the very first time in The Midwife, a bright and charming drama about old acquaintances and new beginnings from celebrated director Martin Provost. Also David Lynch: The Art Life, the documentary offers audiences a greater understanding of the artist as well as the man.
David Lynch: The Art Life (15)
Biography | Documentary
Dirs. Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, US/Denmark, 2016, 88 mins
Cast: David Lynch
From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, the film, which is narrated by Lynch himself, looks at the events that helped shape one of cinema’s most enigmatic and revered directors.
Infusing Lynch’s own art, music and films, while shining a light into his unique world, the documentary offers audiences a greater understanding of the artist as well as the man.
Midwife, The (12)
Dir. Martin Provost, France, 2017, 117 mins
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet
Two French acting greats, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, share the screen for the very first time in The Midwife, a bright and charming drama about old acquaintances and new beginnings from celebrated director Martin Provost (Séraphine, Violette).
Conscientious, inhibited and perhaps a little self-righteous midwife Claire (Frot) is stuck in a rut. After years of placing other people before herself, she’s worried she might have been left behind. One day, however, an unexpected phone call changes everything. The call is from her father’s former mistress, Béatrice (Deneuve), a capricious free spirit who’s been off-grid since she walked out on them over three decades ago. As circumstances reunite these two polar-opposites, flighty Béatrice is forced to consider her responsibilities, while uptight Claire finally learns to let go of her troubles.
Sparkling with humour, tenderness and mischievous charm, Provost’s film provides a perfect canvas for its tour-de-force lead performances. A bold and buoyant two-hander, The Midwife is a bewitching and unapologetic celebration of life’s loves, losses and endless fresh surprises.
Action | Crime | Thriller
Dir. Baran Bo Odar, US, 2017, 95 mins
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour
Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx) finds himself caught in a high-stakes web of corrupt cops, internal affairs and murderous gangsters. When a failed heist leads to the kidnapping of his teenage son (Octavius J. Johnson), Downs must race against time during a wild and restless night to save him and bring the criminals to justice.
Action | Comedy
Dir. Jonathan Levine, US, 2017
Cast: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes, Christopher Meloni
After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn) to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter – in unpredictable, hilarious fashion – is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.