October Film Recommendations

Still from 20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth

With: Nick Cave

Directed by: Jane Pollard, Iain Forsyth

Cult singer-writer Nick Cave has been alive for 20,000 days and he now has a faux-documentary to prove it. Following a supposedly routine day in his life we see Cave with his family, in the recording studio, talking to his therapist and with old friends. 20,000’s self-aware structure is beguiling and the film is a must for any Nick Cave fan.

In cinemas: October 16th

Calvary aka Am Sonntag bist du tot

With: Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Chris O‘Dowd

Directed by: John Michael McDonagh

Warm-hearted, dedicated Father James (Brendan Gleeson) gets an unwelcome surprise when he is told that he has one week left to live during a seemingly ordinary confession. James is expectantly dazed after hearing such news but continues to help his chaotic community during his last week on Earth.

In cinemas: October 23rd

What We Do in the Shadows aka 5 Zimmer Küche Sarg

With: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Burgh

Directed by: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

A documentary crew follow the lives of four roommates as they expose the world to what its like living in the modern world as the centuries-old vampires that they are. We watch them deal with pesky humans, annoying novice vampires, hostile werewolves, and much more. What We Do in the Shadows is a laugh riot; a comedy that revels in understated irreverent humor as well as bigger, broader moments that actually work.

In cinemas: October 30th

Pride

With: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West

Directed by: Matthew Warchus

The Toronto Film Festival favorite centers on a group of U.K gay activists that choose to help striking miners in 1984, the era of Margaret Thatcher. The two disenfranchised groups come together in a film based on real events.

In cinemas: October 30th

Der Samurai

With: Michel Diercks, Pit Bukowski, Uwe Preuss

Directed by: Till Kleinert

A wolf is seen in the forest of a small German village and a cop is on its tail. He comes across a strange man in a white dress and a Samurai sword who has devious plans for the village.

In cinemas: October 30th

Deux jours, une nuit aka Zwei Tage, eine Nacht

With: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

A young working-class mother discovers that her co-workers have opted for a pay raise in exchange for her dismissal. She has one weekend to approach them all and try to convince them to give the bonuses up.

In Cinemas: October 30th

 

 

Written by Eli Lewy who also blogs at www.film-nut.tumblr.com

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