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From Sebastián Lelio, writer-director of the Academy Award-winning A FANTASTIC WOMAN, DISOBEDIENCE is a timely and emotionally powerful tale set at the crossroads of tradition and modernity, of personal desires and the demands of faith.
When her estranged rabbi father suddenly passes away, Ronit (played by Oscar-winner and co-producer Rachel Weisz) returns from New York to the north London Orthodox Jewish community she rejected years previously after a scandalous transgression. Ronit’s presence immediately courts further controversy when she unknowingly runs into Esti (Rachel McAdams), the wife of her strictly religious cousin Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and the woman for whom she shared an illicit attraction in their childhood. This happy reunion soon reignites the two women’s burning, long-unrequited passions, an act of defiance that could alter the course of their lives forever.
Based on the novel of the same name by bestselling author Naomi Alderman and co-written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, DISOBEDIENCE is a critically acclaimed romantic drama that explores the fraught boundaries between spiritual devotion and sexuality.
Matt Calder is a widower with a questionable past who decides it’s time to start a new life with his young son, Mark. But their peaceful existence is sabotaged when Matt is robbed and pistol-whipped by cold-blooded gambler Harry Weston. Unexpectedly, Weston’s fiance, Kay postpones her wedding so she can nurse Matt back to health. In his pursuit to exact revenge at any cost, Matt takes Kay and Mark on a treacherous ride down a roaring river, where they’re at the mercy of wild animals and a lawless frontier.
A marine and a nun form an unlikely friendship. The marine is shipwrecked on a Pacific island and the nun has been left behind there; they find comfort in one another as the two wait out the war.
Mitchum does his best to make the nun's ordeal less painful, but is torn by his growing love for her. Kerr is equally fond of Mitchum, but refuses to renounce her vows. Their unrealized ardor mellows into mutual respect as they struggle to survive before help arrives. Based on a novel by Charles K. Shaw, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
London Short Film Festival
New voices behind the camera and forward leaping stories are the name of the game in this exciting lineup of new leaves flipped, actions questioned and desires unpeeled. 92’
YOU’RE THE MAN, Sylvain Certain, 2017, France, 1’
CONTACT, Léa Bancelin, 2017, France, 6’
SIRENE, Zara Dwinger, 2017, The Netherlands, 26’
APILA, Petra Koponen, 2017, Finland, 10’
TWO MEN, Yuanhao Zhao, 2017, China, 9’
LADIES DAY, Abena Taylor-Smith, 2018, UK, 8’
MANIVALD, Chintis Lundgren, 2017, Estonia, 13’
VACA PROFANA, René Guerra, 2017, Brazil, 16’
LETTERS FROM CHILDHOOD, José Magro, 2018, Portugal, 3’
The 2018 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or-winning film from visionary director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Nobody Knows, After the Storm) is a critically-acclaimed portrait of a family in Japan.
After another successful shoplifting spree, Osamu (Lily Franky, Like Father, Like Son) and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and invite her home with them. Osamu's wife Nobuyo reluctantly agrees to shelter her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, relying on petty crime alongside their part-time jobs and inadequate incomes, they seem to live happily together- until an unforeseen incident upsets the delicate balance the family have created, revealing long-buried secrets... With universal themes of family and belonging, SHOPLIFTERS is a poignant drama and a complicated love letter to family, exploring the bonds that unite them.
London Short Film Festival
SUPAKINO presents a special time-hopping, short film edition of their turban-themed programming.
Strap in for a potted history of the changing representation of Sikhs, dipping into the archive to screen little-seen works including magazine show Here and Now‘s segment on the only male Sikh matron in mid Eighties West Bromwich and Beverly Shaffer’s 1977 Children of Canada commission Gurdeep Singh Bains.
Part history lesson, part open conversation, SUPAKINO’s Ranjit Ruprai and special guest Sathnam Sanghera (The Boy With The Topknot) will look to the turbans of 1950s Hollywood and contemporary Bollywood, and more generally to the Sikh filmmakers throughout cinematic history putting turbans to screen.