Set in 1950s New York, two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in the throes of love in CAROL. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel, The Price of Salt, and with moving performances from a cast including Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy and Cory Michael Smith — CAROL reminds audiences that desire is often expressed in the absence of personal joy.
Carol was nominated for six Oscars including best actress — lead & support, writing, cinematography, costume design and score.
NOW YOU SEE ME – 9 JUNE
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Radcliffe, Jay Chou, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco are joined by new cast member Lizzy Caplan for NOW YOU SEE ME 2. The Four Horseman return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
MARGUERITE – 16 JUNE
Starring: Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Michel Fau
It’s 1921, the beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont’s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gather around a great cause at the owner’s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. Marguerite sings. She sings wholeheartedly, but she sings terribly out of tune. In ways quite similar to the Castafiore, Marguerite has been living her passion in her own bubble, and the hypocrite audience, always coming in for a good laugh, acts as if she was the diva she believes she is. When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream. Despite her husband’s reluctance, and with the help of a has-been divo, both funny and mean, she decides to train for her first recital in front of a crowd of complete strangers. Loosely inspired by the life of Florence Foster Jenkins.
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS – 21 JULY
Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Julia Blake, Justine Clarke, Wendy Mollard and John Clarke.
Real estate agent, Frank Mollard, won’t admit it, but he can’t move on. Divorced but still attached, he can’t sell a house in a property boom — much less connect with his teenage son. One night Frank gets a phone call from his mother. Nothing out of the ordinary. Apart from the fact that she died a year ago.
A Month Of Sunday’s is about parents, children, regrets, mourning, moments of joy, houses, homes, love, work, television, Shakespeare and jazz fusion. It’s about ordinary people and improbable salvation because everyone deserves a second chance. Even a real estate agent.