Month of art arrived
May, the last month of spring is full of musical and cinematographic events. The fourth British Film Spring also will take place in this beautiful month. This year eight remarkable and unique films including Breathe, David Bowie Is, Notes of Blindness, Crooked House, City of Tiny Lights, Daphne and The Carer will be screened in Nizami Cinema Center. British Film Spring demonstrated for us best and brightest UK movies for four year. British Council will shows us art and culture in their 25th anniversary in Azerbaijan. All the movies will be will be shown in English.
Biographical drama film directed by Andy Serkis is about the life of Robin Cavendish and his life struggles with his loving wife. Robin is a handsome and brilliant person with a full of possibilities for his future. But his most difficult challenges started when he became paralyzed from the neck down by polio at age 28. In the main cast, we see Andrew Garfield as Robin Cavendish, Claire Foy as Diana Cavendish, his loving wife and Dean-Charles Chapman as Jonathan Cavendish, his well-known son.
Daphne is a 2017 British drama movie with romantic draft. “It mostly reminds us romantic comedy, but without all the cliché”, the director of the movie Peter Mackie Burns said.The movie is about the adventures, vibrant life, worldview of free woman Daphne and her threshold of a much-needed change. British actress Emily Beecham is in the role of Daphne.
Notes on Blindness
It is a 2016 British documentary film directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney, touching to writer and theologian John M. Hull’s blindness after decades of steadily deteriorating vision. To make sensation in his tragic life, Hull starts recording his life and then publishes his autobiography Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness in 1990.
David Browie is
Directed by Francis Whately, it is a documentary about David Bowie's final two albums "The Next Day" (2013) and "Blackstar" (2016) and Broadway musical "Lazarus". David Bowie played himself by using archive footage.
City of Tiny Lights
The movie features private detective Tommy’s (played by Riz Ahmed) investigation of the disappearance of a Russian sex worker, but this corpse also reminds him the stories from his tragic past. British crime thriller film directed by Pete Travis was screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
England is Mine
According to the early years of singer Steven Patrick Morrissey, “England is Mine” is 2017 biographical drama film. The name of the movie was based on the lyrics of Morrisey’s song "Still Ill"; “England is mine, and it owes me a living". Movie gives us a view of Morrissey in 70’s, when he was a shy boy who did not know what he wants to do, but inspired by his artist friend to write lyrics, encourages him to start to perform.
The 2017 comedy- drama movie is about a touching odd-couple friendship. The main actor, Brian Cox plays Sir Michael Gifford, an adorably grumpy old Shakespearean actor who makes life hell for his family and nursing staff. However, after acquaintance with his new home care assistant, young Hungarian drama student Dorottya, makes him laugh and reminds him of his younger self.
Based on famous detective writer Agatha Christie's novel of the same name, is a British mystery film directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and starred by Max Irons, Terence Stamp, Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson, and Christina Hendricks. Granddaughter of late businessperson Aristide Leonides, Sophia Leonides hires private investigator Charles Hayward to investigate his death, and believes a member of his sprawling and idiosyncratic family murdered him.
I hope everyone will be pleased with this year’s festival as last years. Enjoy the movies.
Ayten ALI AZERLI