At The Movies for Wednesday 16 August 2017
AT THE MOVIES #697 WHERE DID ALL THE WOMEN GO?
Simon Morris returns to At The Movies, and wonders why the rise of women film-makers seems to have stalled. He reviews two female highlights from the International Film Festival, and struggles to make sense of some very French sci-fi.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - based on the popular French comic-books by Luc Besson, starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delavingne and Herbie Hancock of all people!
In Let the Sunshine in, veteran French director Claire Denis plunges into the psyche of an amorous painter, played by Juliette Binoche.
A Date for Mad Mary, a little charmer that recently won the Best Film gong at the Irish Film Awards, sees the titular Mary determined to get a date for her best friend’s wedding.