Mata, Missy and Makareta. Three cousins. Three lives. Separated by circumstances, yet bound together by blood. Orphaned Mata believes she has no whānau and lives out her lonely childhood in fear and bewilderment. Back home on the land, educated Makareta flees an arranged marriage to study law and begin the search for her missing cousin. She leaves behind cheeky yet dutiful Missy who takes on her role of kaitiaki (guardian) of the land. As the years pass, loss of the family land seems imminent and the women’s promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever, until a chance encounter changes everything.
Legends collide in “Godzilla vs. Kong” as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.
Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.
In PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Raphael: The Young Prodigy tells the story of the artist from Urbino, beginning with his extraordinary early portraits of women - the Mother, the Friend, the Secret Lover and the Client. Delve into Raphael’s uncanny ability to capture celestial beauty, and to focus his gaze beyond the physicality and into the psychology of his subjects (some real, some imaginary) so that their personalities explosively emerge from his canvas. With fascinating contributions from internationally renowned experts, this special cinema event will uncover the most significant people and places and inspirations in the life and times of Raphael – a Renaissance leader and one of the most spectacular painters in history.
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THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK’s MI-6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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Already considered a frontrunner in the awards season, Florian Zeller directs a screenplay by Oscar-winner Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons, Atonement) based on the filmmaker’s acclaimed play. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell and Olivia Williams, The Father introduces us to Anthony (Hopkins) - an independently-minded firebrand, unaware that he is gradually losing his grip on reality. Supported by his loving family, Zeller’s film breathtakingly depicts the jarring shifts in Anthony’s experience of daily life. The Father warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant – a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.
Annabelle Wilson is suddenly widowed after a 32-year marriage to her husband, Fred. They have lived on Nantucket the entire time, running their hardware store and going to the movies every week. While reading his last will and testament she discovers that upon his death he wishes to be cremated and have his ashes put in ‘a box of chocolates’ because Forrest Gump was his favorite movie. She makes a list of their favorite 20 movies, sells her house and the hardware store, and leaves her life on Nantucket behind forever. She travels to Scotland first, in honor of BRAVEHEART, where she meets a crusty Inn owner named Lord Howard Awd. Annabelle is immediately stunned and seduced by the sheer power and passionate beauty of the Scottish countryside. Polar opposites, Annabelle and Howard spend one week discovering secrets they’ve never shared and develop an unlikely friendship. Will it lead to a last chance at love for both of them? There’s a complication: Howard is scheduled to be married at the end of the week!
TOM & JERRY take their cat and mouse game to the big screen. In Cinemas April 15. One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest hotel on the eve of “the wedding of the century,” forcing the event’s desperate planner to hire Tom to get rid of him, in director Tim Story’s TOM & JERRY. The ensuing cat and mouse battle threatens to destroy her career, the wedding and possibly the hotel itself. But soon, an even bigger problem arises: a diabolically ambitious staffer conspiring against all three of them. An eye-popping blend of classic animation and live action, Tom and Jerry’s new big-screen adventure stakes new ground for the iconic characters and forces them to do the unthinkable… work together to save the day.
On foot of the fantastic international success of "Two by Two" (aka "Ooops! Noah is gone..." aka "All Creatures Big and Small"...), which has sold world-wide and continues to enthrall its audiences as we write this, we are left with the feeling that there is so much more to share from this world. We intend to explore this world both on the ark and underwater with our weird and wonderful community of unlikely friends and foes who did and did not get onto the ark.