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What to watch at the New British Film Festival

The festival "New British Cinema", which will be held for the 18th time, this year places a special emphasis on biopic: of the eight films included in the program, six are biographical. Also in their company were "Blade Runner" in 1982 and the new work of the director of "Lobster" Yorgos Lantimos "The Killing of the Sacred Deer", which will be released in wide Russian distribution only in January. In Nizhny Novgorod, the event will be held from November 15 to 21 at the cinema "Cinema Park Fantastic". All films, to the delight of opponents of dubbing, will be shown in the original language with subtitles.

"Killing the sacred deer"

The main character is a successful heart surgeon and an exemplary family man Stephen (Colin Farrell), who is connected by a strange and obviously burdensome relationship with a teenager Martin: he gives gifts to Martin, accepts him in his house, and the teenager responds with threats, clearly thinking out a revenge plan - whether for the fact that his father died on the operating table with Stephen, or for something else. I want to predict the plot, remembering the tragedy of Euripides about Agamemnon, who accidentally killed the sacred doe of Artemis on a hunt and therefore was forced to sacrifice his daughter. But Lantimos is unpredictable, and all attempts will certainly prove futile, especially since the picture has already been dubbed "the most controversial film of the Cannes Film Festival."


when: November 15, 20:00

"Enrages to be normal"

The story of the real events of the Scottish psychiatrist Ronald David Laing, famous for his unusual approach to treatment. Laing considered patients to be sensible people who non-standard react to the crazy world around. Believing that the psychiatrist, in order to understand his patients, should first empathize with them, he opened his own clinic for the mentally ill - without aggressive supervisors, forced treatment and electric shock, which caused a wave of indignation from his more conservative colleagues. The psychiatrist plays the star of Doctor Who David Tennant, along with Elizabeth Moss, Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne in the frame.


when: November 16, 20:00

"England belongs to me"

Before writing “There is a light that never goes out”, to which every self-respecting schoolgirl cries, Stephen Patrick Morrissey was a restless youth who, for the most part, was involved in going to concerts of young bands and zealously criticizing them. "England belongs to me" shows the early life of the future frontman The Smiths, his first musical experience, as well as the legendary acquaintance with the co-founder of the group Johnny Marr.


when: November 17, 20:00

Goodbye Christopher Robin

The picture tells about the playwright Alan Milne, who, in an attempt to forget the horrors of the First World War and return to work, retires with his family in a quiet suburb, where he finds inspiration in communicating with his son - Christopher Robin. Contrary to expectations, this is not a sentimental story about family ties, but a complex drama about a little boy who, trying to compensate for the indifference of his father and the coldness of his mother, is hiding in his own universe with Winnie the Pooh bear cub. Having let his father into his fictional world, he gains fame for which he is completely unprepared.


when: November 18, 17:00

"David Bowie is"

The David Bowie is exhibition, which opened in London in 2013, broke all possible attendance records: 312,000 people saw the exhibition in Britain, and after it went on a world tour, the total number of viewers increased to one and a half million. The film of the same name is an opportunity to see with your own eyes a collection of three hundred artifacts related to a cult musician: manuscripts, costumes, tools, photographs and props from his performances. In addition, invited guests will appear in the film to share their memories of Bowie, including designer Kansai Yamamoto and Pulp lead singer Jarvis Cocker.


when: November 18, 19:00

"The last portrait"

Supporting genius Stanley Tucci continues his leisurely directorial career, making about one film every ten years: this time he was interested in the biography of the famous sculptor and artist Alberto Giacometti, who is expertly played by Jeffrey Rush. The film is based on the Paris meeting of the sculptor with American writer and critic James Lord (Armie Hammer), whom Giacometti offers to pose for a portrait. Instead of the planned few days, the Lord spends much more time in France, fascinated by the friendship with the eccentric and mysterious Giacometti.


when: November 19, 19:00

"Breathe for us"

Andrew Garfield plays 28-year-old Robin Cavendish, who is completely paralyzed due to polio. Thanks to the support of his wife, the hero gains hope for a full life and instead of three months, as doctors predicted, he lives 35 years. The drama became the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, better known as the motion capture master: it was he who gave life to Gollum in the film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, Caesar in The Planet of the Apes and many other animated characters.


when: November 20, 20:00

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

A true gift for all science fiction lovers: the main sci-fi noir comes out on the big screen in the final version, which Ridley Scott calls the only correct one. Final Cut was mounted with great attention to details, which were not essential for the plot, but important for the atmosphere, in contrast to the directorial version, which Scott, busy with third-party projects, could not deal with closely. For those who are not so interested in such subtleties, this is just a good reason to revise the classic film “Blade Runner” after a controversial sequel, nostalgia, looking at young actors, and argue once again whether the protagonist is the protagonist or not.


when: November 21, 19:30


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