Kenneth Branagh’s black-and-white saga is a tender story about a family struggling to stay in Belfast during the 1969 Northern Ireland riots.
Mothering Sunday stars Odessa Young as a orphaned maid and soon-to-be writer who has an affair with the only young man, Josh O’Connor, in her community to come back alive from WWI. Also features performances by Colin Firth and Olivia Colman.
In her directorial debut, Rebecca Hall adapts Nella Larsen’s novel about race relations and queer identity in 1920s New York with her film Passing.
Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a mesmerizing and atmospheric lesbian love story. Highly recommended.
The Personal History of David Copperfield is a diverse retelling of Dickens’ novel that is clever, quirky, and hilarious and offers a spectacular cast.