Hope (2019) (Norway, Sweden, Denmark)
Duration: 94 min.
At first glance, it may seem that this is another typical drama about a simple and inconspicuous family experiencing a crisis in relationships. Anna and Thomas have been living together for many years, but between them, there is no longer that former love that used to bind their souls. But one day, it turns out that Anna is very sick, so much so that it could lead to death. However, the paradox of this story is that the fear of losing a loved one can save their “dead” relationship.
The main roles were played by Andrea Brian Hovig and better known to the general public Stellan Skarsgård. A film directed by Maria Sedal, released worldwide back in 2019, not only received widespread critical acclaim. It even made the 15-film shortlist for Best International Film at the 93rd Academy Awards but failed to break into the top five pictures, led by Thomas Vinterberg ‘s One More. From 10 June.
A Quiet Place 2 (2021) (US)
Duration: 97 min.
In 2018, the whole world watched with bated breath the events of the family horror ” A Quiet Place,” about a silent post-apocalyptic world filled with terrifying bloodthirsty alien monsters that react to any noise. The low-budget tape turned out to be so successful at the box office. Its script and technical parameters (soundtrack in the first place) were so highly appreciated by professionals that the issue with the sequel was resolved instantly and, of course, positively. The sequel was filmed quickly, but the coronavirus epidemic, which almost became a real Apocalypse, messed up all the plans of the distributors, and the film premiere was postponed many times.
The horror sequel is directed by John Krasinski, who is also a co-author of the script. It takes the family we know from a quiet refuge into the wide world, introduces the viewer to other survivors of the alien invasion, and reveals the secrets of dangerous alien “hearers.” Emily Blunt, Millie Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe, Djimon Hounsou, John Krasinski, and Ashley Dyke are available from June 3rd.
The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020) (Tunisia, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Turkey)
Duration: 104 min.
The same film, unlike the aforementioned ” Hope”, managed to break into the top five contenders for the ” Oscar 2021″ in the category “Best International Film”. In another ceremony, where there was no obvious favorite in the form of a Danish story about the culture of drinking alcoholic beverages. A film by Tunisian director Kauter Ben Chania would surely take her place.