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Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor, American Fiction is a scorching satire of the publishing industry. Jeffrey Wright stars as a commercially unsuccessful writer who leans into Black stereotypes to sell books, to dismaying success.

Read the Journal interview with writer-director Cord Jefferson here.

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Spanish director Lois Patiño, who cut his teeth in experimental cinema, uses techniques from that world to astonishing effect with Samsara, bringing audiences a truly transcendental experience. Like a conversation held on the border between one lifetime and the next, Samsara is a meditation on the journeys we take upon the wheel of life.

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Fifty-something Sue (Maggie O’Neill) is now back on the dating scene. She meets a mysterious biker called Ron (Tony Pitts) at her brother's funeral and sparks fly. But when she meets Ron’s social-media influencer son Anthony (Harry Trevaldwyn), Sue finds herself in an increasingly surreal battle of wills with this ambitious teenager who is convinced that his dance troupe ‘Electric Destiny’ is tipped for stardom. Will she find the purpose and imagination to bring this little unconventional family together for a chance at happiness?

Leo Leigh on Sweet Sue - Read more on the Curzon Journal here.

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An experience like no other, renowned director Wim Wenders creates an expressive portrait of one of the world’s most prominent and important contemporary artists, Anselm Kiefer. Having played as a Special Screening at Cannes 2023, Anselm is Wenders’ second foray into 3D filmmaking since the groundbreaking Pina (2011).

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Moored on the banks of the Seine in the heart of Paris, the Adamant is a floating care centre that welcomes adults suffering from mental disorders. Using a variety of different approaches, they offer care that grounds participants in time and space, helping to keep spirits high on the path to recovery. The team that runs it tries to resist the deterioration and dehumanization of psychiatry as best they can. The film invites us to board to meet the patients and caregivers who inhabit the Adamant in their day-to-day lives.

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Estibaliz Urresola’s delicate debut film is a tender, heartfelt drama that follows an eight-year-old trans girl during an indelible summer holiday of self-discovery.

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A resonant adaptation of David Chariandy’s 2017 novel – with shades of Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight – Brother ably wrestles with themes of memory, grief and regret. A film which never shirks the stultifying and deadly impact of racism, whilst nevertheless celebrating the joy and love that strengthen resistance.

Read our interview with Aaron Pierre on the Curzon Journal here.

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Forest fires trap a group of friends in their holiday home on the Baltic Sea, where romance and jealousies soon take hold.

Christian Petzold’s Silver Bear winner unfolds like a modern-day fable, imbued with a sense of transcendent wonder not unfamiliar from his previous work.

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