Supernatural chills, romance, adventure and Angry Birds!
UITVLUCHT An inspirational romance from local filmmaker Regardt van den Bergh (Faith Like Potatoes, Klein Karoo). The story of Anna (Clara Joubert van den Bergh), a teacher who through an error in judgement loses everything that matters to her in life. In her heartache she finds a job at a farm school called Uitvlucht in the Eastern Cape. As she is confronted with the choices she made in her life she slowly starts experiencing healing and restoration and learns to forgive herself. She starts accepting her circumstances and the fact that someone will love her again. With the support of the teachers and Dok (Stian Bam) , a kind hearted and friendly farmer, who visits the school and make friends with Anna, she finds the courage to re-build herself and others around her. Besides her own drama, she must also suddenly deal with the alcohol abuse of school parents, molestation and ruthless people who have no respect for their own lives. Bonus feature: The music video Bou Aan Liefde and a behind the scenes doccie. Rating: 10 – 12 PG. Running Time – 88 mins. Watch the trailer. Read an interview with Regardt van den Bergh
BEFORE I WAKE Fear is real in the tense and terrifying supernatural horror, which exists in a world with supernatural elements while maintaining a strong foothold in reality. This nightmarish and surreal journey into fear at its most extreme begins as a story about parents trying to reconcile the loss of a child, and ends as a story about a child reconciling the loss of a parent. Jessie and Mark’s irresistible longing to see their dead son, Sean, again, even when they know he isn’t real, drives the narrative. In the hope of manipulating his dreams and bringing Sean back to life, Jessie goes so far as to medicate Cody to ensure he slumbers and dreams. However, they soon discover it is not just Cody’s pleasant dreams that manifest but that as he sleeps his nightmares also awaken. “The horror of Before I Wake is born of the souls of its characters,” says Director/Co-writer/Editor Mike Flanagan. “This is really a bedtime story for grownups complete with its own boogie man.” If you are looking for a supernatural horror that will make your skin crawl, this is it! Rating: 13 H/ Running Time: 97 Min Watch the trailer. Read more about the film
TUMBLEDOWN Hannah (Rebecca Hall) is beginning to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed musician and the subject of her latest biography, when she meets Andrew (Jason Sudeikis), a brash writer from New York, who has a different take on her husband’s life – and death. The unlikely pair must collaborate to put together the famous singer’s story and begin to write the next chapter of their lives. Rating: 10-12 PGLS/ Running Time: 103 mins. Watch the trailer.
THE FOREST Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mr. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of the supernatural thriller The Forest. An American woman, Sara (played by Natalie Dormer of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games), journeys to the forest in search of her twin sister Jess (also played by Ms. Dormer), who has mysteriously disappeared. Accompanied by a charismatic new acquaintance, expatriate journalist Aiden (Taylor Kinney of Chicago Fire), she enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.” Forest guide Michi (Japanese star Yukiyoshi Ozawa) keeps a protective eye on them both, but when night falls he cannot dissuade them from staying in the forest, and reluctantly leaves the duo to face the elements alone. Fear soon fragments Sara’s consciousness; she begins to question Aiden’s motives, including his claim that he has never seen Jess. Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself. Ideal for those looking for a thrilling supernatural horror with a deadly twist! The bonus features include an insightful behind the scene doccie and interviews with the filmmakers and cast. Rating: 10 – 12 PGH. Running Time: 89 mins. Watch the trailer. Read more about the film.
ANGRY BIRDS A funtastic animation comedy! Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red (Jason Sudeikis), who just can’t get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise. As the swine begin to get under his skin, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to investigate the real reason behind their mysterious arrival. The features include a Bonus Scene, Symphony mode, Character Sketch Gallery and a Blake Shelton ”Friends” music video. Rating: PG. Running Time: 93mins. Watch the trailer.
HOME INVASION Terror arrives at the one place we all feel safest in this taut psychological thriller starring Natasha Henstridge. When a wealthy woman and her stepson are targeted by a trio of expert thieves in their remote mansion, her only form of help comes from a call with a security systems specialist. But as the intruders become increasingly hostile and the connection wavers, will she trust him to be her eyes and navigate her to safety? Rating: 13V. Running Time: 85 mins Watch the trailer
QUEEN OF THE DESERT An epic biographical drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog, based on the life of British traveller, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political officer Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) .The film follows Bell’s life chronologically, from her early twenties till her death. It is Herzog’s first feature film in six years after his 2009 film My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?. Rating: PG. Running Time: 128 mins. Watch the trailer