The ‘biopic’ about Billie Holiday and four other movies this week | Culture


The most peculiar edition of the Oscars is approaching, which will be held on the night of April 21 at a face-to-face gala in Los Angeles and London, and the trickle of films competing for the awards continues. Oscar nominee for best actress after winning the Golden Globe for The United States vs. Billie Holiday, one of the premieres of the week, Andra Day will again face another diva of the blues, the pioneer Ma Rainey who plays Viola Davis in the loose The mother of blues, in addition to more solid rivals, Vanessa Kirby for Fragments of a woman, Carey Mulligan por A promising young woman and the, in principle, favorite Frances McDormand for Nomadland.

It is not the only notable premiere of a week in which the debut of Natural Arpajou stands out with I, girl, a small, beautiful and interesting film, with an intimate and close tone or The horizon.

THE UNITED STATES AGAINST BILLIE HOLIDAY

The film focuses on the police harassment suffered by the jazz myth for his drug addiction and for his famous anti-racist anthem ‘Strange Fruit’

THE LAST SPRING

Isabel Lamberti’s docudrama offers a story without value judgments, a kind of hyper-realistic fiction about those who inhabit the largest irregular settlement in Spain

I, GIRL

Natural Arpajou’s autobiographical debut is a small, beautiful and interesting film, with an intimate and close tone.

THE HORIZON

Belgian Delphine Lehericey’s remarkable film combines her artistic power with an intimate account of a rural drama set in the midst of an environmental disaster

CRITICAL ASPHALT COWBOY

Idris Elba leads the cast of a film that vindicates the ‘Afrocowboys’ of the city of Philadelphia


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