Filmekimi 2015

 

Yes, the summer is over. No, it’s not depressing at all.

The city prepares to welcome another artful month to feed craving minds with inspiration.

As not-so-cold breeze begins to chill us, we’ll have the chance to enjoy over 40 movies in cozy theatres thanks to Filmekimi, from 2nd till 11th of October.

Below, you may find my must-see recommendations:

 

The Brand New Testament: The surrealistic comedy is about God, living in Brussels with his family, who becomes perplexed once his daughter Ea sends SMS all over the world displaying their inescapable date of death.

 

The Lobster: What would you do if you were dumped by your wife in a dystopian world where staying single is considered an offence and the convicts are supposed to be transformed into an animal of their choice? Well, witness the journey of a resistant man.

 

Mustang: Selected as France’s submission for the Oscars’ best foreign-language film, the gripping movie directed by Deniz Gamze Erguven, is about the battle of 5 young teenagers fighting for freedom in a northern village of Turkey.

 

Carol: Adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith’s novel “The Price of Salt”, the groundbreaking movie with an eleven-year production period tells the forbidden love story of two women in 1950s New York. Rooney Mara, who won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival this year, and Cate Blanchett are regarded as favourites for an Oscar nomination.

 

Youth: Following the 2013 Oscar-winner ‘The Great Beauty’, Paolo Sorrentino once again blows our mind with ‘Youth’, where two old friends reconsider their lives, share their insights about ageing, death and life itself while staying in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge.

 

From Afar: The provocative Venezuelan psychological thriller displays the traumatic relationship between a wealthy denture-maker and a young street thug. Throughout the story, Golden Lion winner film also depicts the prevalent chaos among lower class communities in Caracas.

 

Dheepan: The 2015 Cannes Palme D’or award-winner drama tells the story of a soldier, a young woman and a little girl posing as a family in order to escape the civil war in Sri Lanka and to live in the housing projects of Paris.

 

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: Be ready to both laugh and cry. The 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winner movie adapted from Jess Andrew’s bestseller novel is a friendship story between a senior student – Greg, his friend he makes films with – Earl, and a girl who is diagnosed with leukaemia – Rachel.

 

Mistress America: The movie, co-written by Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig – starred in Frances Ha – narrates the story of two girls, a lonely college student and her energetic soon-to-be stepsister. Premiered at Sundance, the film shines out with its triumphant screenplay.

 

Enjoy.