Best New Films From The Festivals Part 5

Part 5 of my top picks from the film festivals. I have no idea where these posts are gonna end. There is just too many great films for one man to get through.. but I will try.

For movies 1-12 just check previous posts or have a look at related articles on the bottom of the page.

13: The Wolfpack
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Written By: Crystal Moselle
Genre: Documentary/Drama/Biography
Language: English
Produced by: Kotva Films, Verisimilitude
Premiere: Sundance

Official Plot (thewolfpackmovie.com)
six bright teenage brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in a Manhattan housing project. all they know of the outside is gleaned from the movies they watch obsessively (and recreate meticulously). yet as adolescence looms, they dream of escape, ever more urgently, into the beckoning world.

Moviehooker’s Thoughts
When I first read the synopsis for this doc I was immediately drawn to it. This sounds really interesting and even more so that its actually real. I really have no other idea what the film is about except for what is written their page or a small clip that I seen a few days ago.

14: Timbuktu
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Directed by: Abderrahmane Sissako
Written by: Abderrahmane Sissako, Kessen Tall
Genre: Drama/True-Story
Language: French, Arabic, English
Festival: Cannes

Official Plot (imdb)
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives — which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith — abruptly disturbed.

Moviehooker’s Thoughts
Sounds like one of those films that everyone should to see. Based on actual events that happened in 2012. This film will no doubt make you sad, angry, and most of all, make you realise what a fucking mad world we live in.

15: Victoria
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Directed by:Sebastian Schipper
Written by: Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Sebastian Schipper, Eike Frederik Schulz
Genre: Thriller
Language: German/English
Festival: Berlinale

Official Plot (imdb)
A movie shot in a single take about Victoria, a runaway party girl, who’s asked by three friendly men to join them as they hit the town. Their wild night of partying turns into a bank robbery.

Moviehooker’s Thoughts
One of my personal favorites from the festival circuit that has been generating quite the buzz due to its ( not unheard of) but unusual style of filming.

The unusual style of filming is what intrigues me the most about this film – its not unheard of, but it is quite unique and a nice change for A film-lover (if you’re into that sort of thing).

It must take a lot of determination and concentration to complete an entire feature in just one take, and that goes equally for both director and stars.

Thanks for reading, part 6 will be up in a few days.

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