Movie Of The Week:
I, Daniel Blake
This week's featured film is Ken Loach's latest project, I, Daniel Blake.
The film centres on a carpenter who finds himself in need of state welfare due to falling ill. After meeting a desperate single mother who needs the same thing, the duo soon discover that negotiating through the UK's red tape is a challenge.
Read Peter Bradshaw's review on the Guardian website for more info.
Foreign Language Films (Without English Subtitles):
Theo et Hugo dans le meme bateau
Theo et Hugo dans le meme bateau is a French drama that presents its 97 minutes of action in real time.
The movie follows the fate of two men who meet in a sex club. The pair then end up spending the night together in the hospital after they have unprotected sex, a situation that pushes the duo to learn about one another at lightening speed.
For a more in-depth perspective, check out the review of the film by Leslie Felperin on theGuardian website.
Polish Language Films (WITH English Subtitles):
Słońce, to słońce mnie oślepiło
Słońce, to słońce mnie oślepiło is a well received Polish drama that is currently being screened with English subtitles.
Inspired by Albert Camus' The Stranger, The Sun, the Sun Blinded Me follows Rafał Mularz, a stranger in his own society who creates a daily routine and a lifestyle that protects himself from the outside world. His method seems to work fine until he is confronted with another stranger. A man thrown out by the sea, an immigrant. Rafał has to make a decision: Will he confront this society unfit for strangers and take responsibility for this man? Or will he choose to continue to protect himself?
To learn more, check out the trailer here.
Looking for more films? There are plenty of great movies on general release at Kino Nowe Horyzonty - visit the Uncut film section to see the new releases from previous weeks.