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By ArtHouse Crouch End, 10 Jul 2020

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Prison Drama with An Exceptional Cast

Clemency (2019) was one of the big winners at the 2019 edition of Sundance, and it is Chinonye Chukwu’s second film. Chukwu is the first black woman to win the Grand Jury Prize.
As much a character study as an indictment of the institutionalized murder happening in American prisons, the film focuses on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard).
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on her, and she is plagued by memories of a botched execution.
As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

 

“I hate the amateur quarterbacking I’m about to engage in, but that [Woodard’s] performance did not merit an Academy Award nomination is damning.”

Rumaan AlamThe New Republic

 

“Clemency does what few other movies about death row have, handling a thorny, infinitely complicated subject in terms that are neither moralizing nor melodramatic.” Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly

★★★★ The Guardian

 

You can start watching the film on the 17 July, by clicking here or on the poster above. Watch it through the Arthouse and we get 50%.

 

Curzon Home Cinema has an excellent collection of films to choose from, including movies that would have been playing at the Arthouse right now.
Our highlight for this week is:

 

Litigante

Litigante (2019, dir.  Franco Lolli)

Things have not been easy for Silvia, a single mother who is doing her best to raise a son while caring for her own mother who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. While navigating these tough challenges Silvia discovers something else – her boss has been involved in corporate corruption and now she must decide whether she takes the easy course of action or the right one.

“There’s enormous tenderness in this drama of disillusion”
★★★★
Peter BradshawThe Guardian. 

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MUBI selection of the week:   
Kore-Eda Hirokazu makes a French picture

Legends of French cinema Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche join masterful filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda (ShopliftersStill Walking) to paint a moving portrait of family dynamics in THE TRUTH.
Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve) is an aging French movie star who, despite her momentary lapses in memory, remains a venerable force to be reckoned with.

Upon the publication of her memoirs, her daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche) returns to Paris from New York with her husband (Ethan Hawke) and their young daughter to commemorate its release. A sharp and funny battle of wits ensues between the mother-daughter duo, as Lumir takes issue with Fabienne’s rose-colored version of the past. Reflected cleverly by Fabienne’s latest role in a sci-fi drama, their strained relationship takes a poignant journey toward possible reconciliation. Charming, bold, and imbued with endless emotional insight, THE TRUTH offers a relatable look at human relationships, featuring exquisite performances from its all-star cast.

 

“In ‘The Truth,’ the Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda wittily toys with Deneuve’s persona, its layers and meanings.”
Manohla DargisNew York Times

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