This week's exciting new releases - Picturehouse Spotlight

This week’s exciting new releases

Need some weekend plans inspiration? Watch the trailers for this Friday's exciting new film releases!

This week’s new films are packed with brilliant performances, inspiring directors, and heartfelt stories. Head to your local Picturehouse this week to see some of these great new films.


Capernaum

From acclaimed director Nadine Labaki (Caramel, Where Do We Go Now?) comes a stunning and unforgettable new film.

In a courtroom, a young boy named Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) stands before a judge. He asks to sue his own parents for giving him life. The circumstances that have brought him to this point take us on a journey through his poverty-stricken upbringing in Beirut where he lives with his family. Forced to live by his wits in order to survive, Zain’s life reaches a turning point when his parents make an unforgivable deal that will see his younger sister married off. Left distraught by this terrible act, Zain takes to the road. While looking for work at a fairground, he befriends a young woman who is working illegally as a cleaner and helps to look after her adorable one-year-old baby, Jonas. Zain and Jonas form a touching bond but things get much more complicated when circumstances force Zain to make choices that will have huge ramifications.

Capernaum is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit – a battle cry for the forgotten, the unwanted and the lost that offers hope in the most unexpected of places.

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On The Basis Of Sex

The true story of the pioneering lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Jones), her struggles for equal rights in law and what she had to overcome in order to become a female US Supreme Court Justice – the second-ever woman in such a position.

The film focuses on the first sex discrimination case that Ruth Ginsburg took on, in the early 1970s, when she represented Charles Moritz (Chris Mulkey), a Colorado man looking after his elderly mother who was denied a tax benefit routinely given to women caring for family members. From that moment, Ruth was on a quest to banish sex discrimination in law. This film is about that legal crusade but is also about the woman at home with her children, and a portrait of Ruth’s extraordinary marriage to Marty Ginsburg (Hammer). On the Basis Of Sex tells the story of a fascinating woman, with compelling insights into the arguments of our time.

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Old Boys

Survival of the fittest’ is the philosophy at all-boys’ boarding school Caldermount. If you’re not a champion on the sports field, you’re a nobody.  No one knows this better than bookworm Amberson (Alex Lawther), who’s been at the bottom of the school’s social ladder since he can remember.

When the French teacher’s fiery daughter Agnes (Pauline Etienne) arrives, Amberson’s life is turned upside down. He suddenly finds himself playing matchmaker for Winchester (Jonah Hauer-King), the school’s handsome but spectacularly dim school hero. Winchester definitely has the looks to win over Agnes but it’s Amberson who has the wits. Will Amberson have the courage to reveal himself to her and stand up for who he really is?

A fresh and vibrant comedy, Old Boys is a modern twist on the timeless story of Cyrano de Bergerac.

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