An excellent little hybrid of noir, thriller, and war-time espionage, Flame & Citron follows two hit men’s journey through Nazi-occupied Denmark. Viva le resistance! Drawing many a comparison to Melville’s Army of Shadows, the film opens July 31st in New York at the Sunshine and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, and will gradually roll out nationally August 14th. Flame & Citron will also be available On Demand July 29th.
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Almodovar is one of the most consistently exciting auteurs in the world, and in celebration of his newest film Broken Embraces, PopMatters is readying a week-long look at the director’s life, work and themes. While our inaugural “Directors Spotlight” series is a bit far off (look for the section to run in mid- to late- November, the excellent, nicely-cut English subtitled trailer is out now! Let the countdown to Almodovar Week officially begin!
Last Night in Montreal
by Emily St. John Mandel
Released: 2 June 2009 (US)
LAST NIGHT IN MONTREAL follows the intersecting lives of four people: Lilia, a twenty-something who mysteriously disappeared during childhood; Eli, who tries to hold on to her and then tries to let her go; Christopher, the private detective who remains obsessed with Lilia’s case; and Michaela, the detective’s daughter, who is as rootless as Lilia—and who knows the answers Lilia seeks. A beautifully written, almost poetic tale of loss and love, of sacrifice and abandonment, and of finding a way home, this novel is an hypnotic read, one that casts a spell.
Meryl Streep’s devilish turn as a high-fashion editor has got nothing on the real thing: Vogue’s Anna Wintour guides us through just what it takes to produce the magazine’s famed September issue, from which the film takes its title.
Rose’s adaptation of the revered novel by Leo Tolstoy stars Danny Huston, Elisabeth Rohm, and Anjelica Huston. You can find it now playing through 9/22 exclusively On Demand via IFC Festival Direct.