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#Thursdaypremiere w. 49

As always, Viddla is offering a new and exciting mix of films to enjoy!

This week in Viddla we let Amor’s arrows fly and present a couple of classic love stories. In When Harry met Sally we get a world-class romantic comedy. There is also the tragic but hopelessly romantic musical West Side Story, rewarded with 10 Oscars. In the British grand love story, A young Jane Austen, we get to experience the passionate but unanswered love of Jane Austen (Anne Hathaway) and the poor Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy).

Joaquin Phoenix was awarded Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his role as the traumatized war veteran Joe, who combines his violent background with the will to do good by agreeing to take different kinds of violent assignments in You were never really here.  

During World War II, the Germans gathered prisoners of war with a particularly high flight risk in a, what they thought to be, escape-proof prison. In a magnificent adventure, we get to see the allied prisoners plan their bold escape. The film was considered one of the greatest action films of the time and had stars like Steve McQueen and James Garner among others in the cast. The Great Escape was nominated for an Oscar for Best Editing.  

We also have a couple of emotional and thought-provoking documentaries. In Generation Wealth, photographer Lauren Greenfield has documented wealthy Americans for 25 years, living a life in abundance where money, status and image means everything. Shock Room is a documentary based on the Milgram experiment, where people go through different versions of the tests in order to answer the question: are we all capable of doing horrible things under the right circumstances?   

In the movie Klara we see a young girl challenging herself on horseback to be accepted in her new hometown, and nine-year-old Simon also needs to rise to the occasion when he finally gets tired of being bullied by Alex in Lejontämjaren.

Published: 06/12/2018   Last updated: 06/12/2018