From Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman), Disobedience is a rare glimpse into prohibited love in a world of unremitting dedication to faith.
Estranged daughter Ronit (Weisz) returns home to north London and an Orthodox Jewish community, following the death of her elderly father, Rabbi Krushka. As soon as she steps foot inside the house of Dovid Kuperman (Nivola), her father's chosen disciple, it's clear her defiant nature doesn't go unjudged. But an attraction to a childhood friend, Esti (McAdams) – Dovid's wife – ignites a secret love affair that transgresses all boundaries and exposes the tight grasp faith holds on sexuality. Through charged silences and stolen glances, Ronit and Esti delve deeper into forbidden territory in search of their lesbian identity. A powerful love story based on Naomi Alderman’s novel.
Nearly three decades after her first visit to London, the enigmatic Mary Poppins (Blunt) soars back into the capital to look after the Banks children in their time of need.
The now grown-up Jane (Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Whishaw) are living in the same house on Cherry Tree Lane, along with Michael’s three children and their housekeeper Ellen (Walters).
The family are in danger of losing their home, and Michael is struggling after a personal loss, but the practically perfect nanny returns just in time to rekindle the fun and wonder missing from their lives – with a little help from street lamplighter Jack (Miranda) and her eccentric cousin Topsy (Streep).
Boasting wonderful songs, classic 2D animation and cameos from some familiar faces, this is a delightful reunion for all to enjoy, whether you grew up with the magic or are discovering it for the first time.
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The latest from Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer) is a delightfully witty and physical comedy. It’s the early 18th Century, England are fighting the French and Olivia Colman’s Queen Anne in poor health. Vying for the Queen’s affections are her devoted friend, Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), and Lady Sarah’s cousin, Abigail (Emma Stone). Newly arrived at the palace and aware the Queen is charmed by her personality, the wily Abigial sees a chance to restore the social status that has been battered by her father’s ruinous wagers.
What follows is a riotous game of one-up-womanship, directed with a fierce, pacy intelligence by Lanthimos and superbly complemented by Robbie Ryan’s cinematography, Sandy Powell’s costume designs and Fiona Crombie’s spectacular sets. At the centre of this wickedly amusing tale are the three powerhouse performances from Weisz, Stone and, especially, Colman, who won the Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her uproarious portrayal of Queen Anne.