Transit | Germany | 16 August
Based on a novel by Anna Seghers and directed by Christian Petzold (Phoenix, Barbara), Tranist, is a story of love, exile and a longing for a place to call home. Fleeing Paris after the German invasion, Georg escapes to Marseille assuming the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. With nowhere to turn, he is confined to the corridors of a small hotel, the consulates, cafés and bars that line the harbour. Everything changes when Georg falls in love with the mysterious Marie who is desperate to find her missing husband. The film has been supported by Creative Europe through the Selective Distribution scheme with a grant awarded to Curzon Film World for its release in 29 countries across Europe.
NEVER GROW OLD | IRELAND | 23 AUGUST
PAIN AND GLORY | SPAIN | 23 AUGUST
Pedro Almodóvar's Pain and Glory, is a semi-autobiographical film about an ageing director whose physical ailments and creative block have led him to retreat from the world. Antonio Banderas stars as the director, Salvador Mallo, whose insular life is shaken up when he reunites with an actor from his past and embarks on a wild new chapter of his life. Via flashbacks and present-day encounters, we revisit Mallo's relationships and early loves. The film features an ensemble cast with Penélope Cruz featuring in flashbacks as the director's mother. Pain and Glory was supported by Creative Europe's Automatic Distribution scheme.
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