Holiday season is upon us—and we’ve got plenty of recommendations on that front. But this week, there’s more to offer, from a Sri Lankan coming-of-age story to a doc about the lives of farm animals. Tune in!
Week of December 7, 2020
In Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, written by Deborah Eisenberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Hughes (played by Meryl Streep) finds herself aboard the Queen Mary on her way to accept an award in England. With her are her friends Roberta (Candice Bergen) and Susan (Dianne Wiest), her nephew Tyler (Lucas Hedges) and—unbeknownst to Alice—her new agent Karen (Gemma Chan). Tyler finds himself tangled between all these relationships. Let Them All Talk is now available to watch on HBO Max.
And if you missed the news, Soderbergh will be adding another credit to his resume—Oscars producer—alongside Jesse Collins and Stacey Sher.
In 1980s Sri Lanka, a young Tamil boy named Arjie (played by Arush Nand) falls in love with his male classmate. Read more about director Deepa Mehta’s journey as a filmmaker—and the making of Funny Boy—here. Acquired in the U.S. by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing, the film is now available to watch on Netflix.
This new crime drama, set in the ’70s, centers around Jean (played by Rachel Brosnahan), who finds herself on the run after her husband betrays his partners. I'm Your Woman is directed by Julia Hart, and co-written by Hart and her husband, producer Jordan Horowitz. Read more about their collaboration here—and take a look at some of their favorite cinematic partnerships here. The film is now available on Amazon Prime Video.
In this new film by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Yoko (played by Atsuko Maeda), the host of a Japanese travel program, heads to Uzbekistan, where she finds herself lost in translation while shooting an episode of her show. Available to watch on Metrograph’s virtual cinema.
Viktor Kosakovskiy directs this silent documentary that follows the daily lives of a pig, two cows and a one-legged chicken. It premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year and is the latest release of Kosakovskiy’s trilogy of nature films. Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix found it so moving that he came on as executive producer. Act fast: This movie is currently viewing in virtual cinemas in New York and Los Angeles for one week, before a wide release in 2021.