Outside Hollywood, there is a lot going on in the movie area. The arthouse or indiefilm, in 2017, again brought many beautiful and unpredictable stories on the white canvas. What were the best movies that dared to take off the paths in
The Canadian-Irish Room is based on Emma Donoghue’s eponymous novel. The film tells the fierce story of Joy who was once kidnapped for captivity in a room for years. Her kidnapper Old Nick raped her regularly causing them to become pregnant and living a child in the same room for a long time. For the boy who does not know better, the room feels like home, but for his mother it’s a prison. As the boy grows older he begins to become curious and his mother knows they can not stay in the room forever.
Ten years after Zwartboek, there was finally a new cinema of Paul Verhoeven . This time, it became a Franco-German collaboration and Verhoeven managed to knock one of the protagonists of the arthouse cinema for the lead role with Isabelle Hupert. The businesswoman Michelle is assaulted one day. She does not get out of the field, which is also difficult with all kinds of family problems. When the recommendation then begins to stalk her, she decides to choose the counter attack.
8. The Neon Demon
Nicolas Windig Refn struggles to match Drive’s 2011 success. Also, with the original psychological thriller The Neon Demon, this did not end up at the end. The film is about an early photo model (Elle Fanning) whose beauty fascinates many in Los Angeles. At the same time she calls into intense feelings of jealousy. This inevitably leads to a broken end that many viewers had trouble with.
The Belgian cinema specializes in raw movies across the bottom of society. D’Ardennes does not constitute an exception. Two brothers robbed a house, but that’s totally wrong. One of the brothers must stay behind and disappear in prison. When Kenny is released, his brother Dave is on the right track, in addition he has a relationship with his brother’s ex. This soon suspects that something is not fluffy after which pressure increases rapidly.
6. Hell or High Water
Scottish director David MacKenzie made Hell or High Water a classic American film about two brothers robbed banks. Soon they are chased by two Texas Rangers. The state of Texas guarantees beautiful landscapes. The brothers seem to do what they do damn because it’s not going well with America. The chosen lifestyle is difficult to realize, the brothers have a list to start a new life.
5. Strike a Pose
In the late 1980s, Madonna began the controversial Blond Ambition tour. This would be immortalized in the documentary In Bed With Madonna. In 2016 the Dutch Esther Gould and Reijer Zwaan filmed a second documentary about the dancers who played a central role during the performances. The result gives a sensitive image of a short period of fame.
4. In Daniel Blake
British director Ken Loach specializes in political drama in which the ordinary man gets tough. Also, the same-named main character in I Daniel Blake does not escape the hardness of the British government.The 59-year-old furniture maker gets a heart attack one day and has to live a benefit. He met the single mother Katie who moved with her two children because she was threatening to stay in a home for homeless people. Daniel is told one day he is eligible to apply again while his doctors disagree. Can Daniel put on new pressure? The film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
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3. Toni Erdmann
German-Austrian production Toni Erdmann was one of the great surprises of the film year. Many visitors seemed initially intimidated by the 162-minute playtime, but were mostly excited about the cinema. The 65-year-old music teacher Winfried is a strange bird who is constantly surprised by his surroundings with strange jokes. This is unlike his death-serious daughter who has been joking for her father for years. One day Winfried decided to find his daughter in Romania where she works for an oil company. In one of his nice breezes he adores himself as the character Toni Erdmann. An uncomfortable situation arises with particular consequences.
Charlief Kaufman is a master of awkward films about depression that also exude their originality.Anomalsia, his first movie since Synecdoche, New York (2008), is a stop-motion animation for adults in which much is spoken. Michael Stone is a popular speaker and writer of customer service books.Despite his successful life, he feels isolated from other people. His boring existence is positively shaken in a positive day when he meets the young Lisa.
1. Captain Fantastic
Captain Fantastic was the public favorite of the arthouse visitor. Director Matt Ross, formerly an actor in series like Big Love and Silicon Valley, is surprised with his second movie Captain Fantastic about a family who has retired in the woods. Disillusioned by modern American existence, they try to survive on their own. When the mother Leslie is taken up and eventually dies, Ben (Viggo Mortensen) must face the confrontation with his in-laws. He travels with his children and finds that they imagine a whole different life when they grow up. Will Ben be abandoned or will an alternative solution be possible?
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