The infinite purge, the fifth installment of the franchise of The Purge, hits theaters with a plot about immigration and xenophobia in Texas taken to the extreme. The french AppearancesMeanwhile, it portrays the discreet fright of the bourgeoisie with an argument of falsehoods and deceptions. Korean director Hong Sangsoo delivers the minimalist The woman who escaped, awarded at the Berlinale 2020 for its direction.
John Patrick Shanley, the director and screenwriter of The doubt, premieres An irish song, an old-fashioned romance between Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan set in the Gaelic countryside. For her part, the Spanish Júlia de Paz Solvas dismantles any idealization about motherhood with but, his first feature film. Another who has his directorial debut is Questlove, emblematic drummer of The Roots, who brings Summer of Soul, a documentary about a festival cataloged as the “Black Woodstock”.
The films have been reviewed by Elsa Fernández-Santos and Javier Ocaña.
SUMMER OF SOUL. QUESTLOVE
Documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, an event that promoted black music and solidarity in the United States with personalities such as Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone with unpublished material.
THE WOMAN WHO ESCAPED. HONG SANGSOO
Gamhee meets three friends on the outskirts of Seoul while her husband is away on business. However, behind kind and impersonal conversations will emerge mixed feelings and uncomfortable truths about romantic relationships.
THE APPEARANCES. MARC FITOUSSE
The life of Eve and Henri, a French couple in a circle of expatriates in Vienna, falls apart when she discovers his infidelity. Humiliated, she will seek revenge but keeping the decorum of the upper class.
AMA. JÚLIA DE PAZ SOLVAS.
Pepa is a single mother who makes a living handing out club flyers in Benidorm and who likes to go out at night. She doesn’t know how to take care of herself and even less of her little daughter.
THE INFINITE PURGE. EVERARDO GOUT
The purge has been restored. However, the tension between white supremacists and Mexican immigrants in Texas leads to a massacre that lasts more than one night.
AN IRISH SONG. JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY
A family curse causes a clumsy Irish farmer to be unaware of his neighbor’s attraction to him. The farmer’s life becomes more complicated when his father decides to leave the farm to his cousin in the United States instead of him.