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Visit Norway, Denmark and Sweden in August, when Rialto World focuses on Nordic Film. Launching with Norway's Oscar contender for Best Foreign Language Film, The King's Choice (August 5th). The King’s Choice is based on the true story about the dramatic days in April 1940 where the King of Norway is presented with an ultimatum by the German armed forces – surrender or die! The following Monday 12 we present the official submission of Norway for Best Foreign Language Film category, Thelma. Thelma, a shy young student, has just left her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to study at a university in Oslo. While at the library one day, she experiences a violent, unexpected seizure. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for ‘World Cinema’ – Dramatic at Sundance Film Festival 2018 we present Holiday, Monday 19. Young and beautiful Sascha discovers her new dream life of luxury, recklessness and fun comes at a price when she is welcomed into the "family" of her drug lord boyfriend. Nominated for an Academy Award and Winner of Un Certain Regard Award for Best Director at Cannes Film Festival Border premieres Monday 26. Tina is a border security guard who has the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious man with a smell that confounds her detection, she is forced to confront hugely disturbing insights about herself and humankind.
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From the creative mind of Oscar nominee Steven Knight, comes a daringly original, sexy, stylised thriller. Baker Dill is a tour boat fishing captain. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen tracks him down with a desperate plea for help.
TV writer/producer Lee Aronsohn ("Big Bang Theory," "Two And A Half Men") tracks down the scattered members of one of his favourite bands, Colorado's most influential and elusive bands, Magic Music. His hope is that, 40 years after they broke up without ever releasing an album, he can get them to play one last show.
Nepal, 1979. A group of young New Zealanders, led by Peter Hillary, decide to climb Ama Dablam – 6828 metres high. Reinhold Messner and his team plan to do the same climb. They observe the dangerous ascent of the first group who very quickly appear to be in serious danger.
The improbable journey of Charley Pride, from his humble beginnings as a sharecropper's son on a cotton farm in segregated Mississippi to his career as a Negro American League baseball player and his meteoric rise as a trailblazing country music superstar.
A bold new four part drama from Shane Meadows (This Is England) exploring themes of repressed memory and revenge! The Virtues centres around Joseph, a struggling alcoholic, who finds his world beginning to spiral when his ex-partner moves away from Liverpool to Australia to start a new life with their young son.
Angie Meiklejohn, a prominent and articulate Centrepoint survivor, is joined by her siblings in this lucid exploration of the legacy of sexual abuse, directed without a hint of sensationalism by director Costa Botes (The Last Dogs of Winter, Forgotten Silver).
The iconic singer, also known as the “Black Elvis” was raised in poverty in Philadelphia and rose to fame as the lead singer for the band, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. After achieving global success, with “Don’t Leave Me This Way” and “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”, he launched his solo career.
Tina is a border security guard who has the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious man with a smell that confounds her detection, she is forced to confront hugely disturbing insights about herself and humankind.
At Eternity's Gate is a biographical drama about the latter years of painter Vincent van Gogh's life leading up to his death. Very much Julian Schnabel’s interpretation of the artist’s final years, the film is a journey inside the world and mind of a man who created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art.
Selma is a Czech immigrant, a single mother working in a factory in rural America. Her salvation is her passion for music, specifically the all-singing, all-dancing numbers found in classic Hollywood musicals. But Selma harbours a sad secret: she is losing her eyesight.