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Our Cinema and Screen Producer's May Highlights

Posted
Wednesday 4 May 2022

As the film world turns its head towards Cannes in the second half of May, we bring you an incredibly varied programme this month – from Marvel superheroes to quiet Irish tales and everything in between – as reflected by this month’s highlights. 

Fans of indie Nordic comedies will enjoy Thomas Daneskov’s Wild Men, a deadpan portrait of modern masculinity. Following two men with nothing in common besides being on the run from wildly different problems, Wild Men is an affectionate look at the insecurities that plague the modern man with a unique Scandi flavour. If you enjoyed Rams and Of Horses and Men, this one is for you.

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the UK Asian Film Festival this month. Exploring the breadth and wealth of South Asian film culture, our programme includes three new titles – Gandhi & Co, Adieu Godard and Single Tumbler.

Set in the Australian Outback in the late 19th century, Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife is a compelling exploration of racial prejudice loosely adapted from a short story by Henry Lawson. Focusing on a pregnant woman named Molly Johnson who finds herself sheltering a fleeing Indigenous convict, The Drover’s Wife shines a light on Australia’s colonial past. 

There is more than one multiverse in this month’s programme! Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – better knows as The Daniels – return with their new feature film, Everything Everywhere All At Once, starring Michelle Yeoh. Following an ageing Chinese immigrant whose attempt at filing her taxes sees her thrown from one universe to the next, Everything Everywhere All At Once is a wild ride into the Daniels’ imagination. Buckle your seatbelts – this is an unmissable cinematic trip.

From multiverse to metaverse, Nicolas Cage plays Nick Cage in Tom Gormican’s The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Struggling with masses of debt, the actor agrees to attend a fan’s birthday party to make some quick cash and finds himself at the heart of a CIA operation. Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal share a real bromance in this incredibly fun and wildly enjoyable action comedy.

Hope to see you there, 

Meli