Expat Cinema

Expat Cinema

Every Wednesday Expat Cinema

Every Wednesday you see the most beautiful films with English subtitles.

Parasite | 7 October

Kim Ki-teak’s family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family’s luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Parks’ home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle. Winner of the Cannes 2019 Palme d’Or, as well as 4 Oscars including Best Achievement in Directing and Best Picture.

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Parasite | 7 October

Dolor y Gloria | 14 October

Salvador (Banderas), a film director in physical decline, experiences a series of re-encounters: his childhood in the 60s when he re-located with his parents to a village in Valencia; his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s and the pain of the break-up while this love was still alive and intense. Almodóvar’s Felliniesque confessional is his best work in years, moving and articulate, it features a career-best central turn from Banderas. Winner best Actor Cannes 2019 as well as 7 Goya’s (Spanish Oscars).

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Dolor y Gloria | 14 October

Cold War | 21 October

Pawel Pawlikowski follows up Ida with another first-rate monochrome drama told against the backdrop of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris. In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France. Best director Cannes 2018 and nominated for 3 Oscars including Best Achievement in Directing and Best Foreign Language.

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Cold War | 21 October

Portrait de la jeune fille en feu | 28 October

France 1770. Portrait painter Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a reluctant bride-to-be. The painting must be done in secret, and so Marianne observes her by day and paints by night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women but their freedom is short-lived. The winner of both the Queer Palm and Best Screenplay at Cannes 2019, the latest work from Sciamma (Girlhood) is intelligent, sensuous and passionate.

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Portrait de la jeune fille en feu | 28 October

Instinct | 4 November

Veteran psychologist Nicoline takes on a position in a secure men's rehab facility — albeit temporarily, by her request — where the charismatic and calculating Idris is assigned to her caseload. After spending five years institutionalized for a series of extremely violent sexual assaults, Idris has been approved for unsupervised leave, but Nicoline is vehemently opposed, concluding after only a few short meetings that he still poses a great danger to society. Unable to sway her colleagues, she concedes, but also begins to notice her own inability to resist the rush of Idris' manipulation…

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Instinct | 4 November

La Belle Epoque | 11 november

Victor, a disillusioned sexagenarian, is without work and in a tiresome relationship with his wife Marianne. He sees his life turned upside down on the day when Antoine, a brilliant entrepreneur, offers him a new kind of attraction: mixing theatrical artifices and historical reconstruction, this company offers his clients a chance to dive back into the era of their choice. Victor chooses to relive the most memorable week of his life: the one where, 40 years earlier, he met the love of his life.

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La Belle Epoque | 11 november

Todos lo Saben | 18 november

Laura and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the village where she was born, on a Spanish vineyard, to attend her sister’s wedding, but unexpected events lead this gathering toward a crisis that exposes the family’s hidden past. Todos Lo Saben with an all-star-cast (Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem) is Ashgar Farhadi’s first feature In the Spanish language.

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Todos lo Saben | 18 november