Christmas At Kino Nowe Horyzonty

At Wrocław Uncut we are committed to bringing you the city's best English language film column with all the info on the weekend's finest new releases. That's why every week we bring you news of what's on at Kino Nowe Horyzonty.

Movie Of The Week

A Monster Calls

This week's featured film is A Monster Calls, an emotional family film based on the book by Patrick Ness. 

The movie centres on young Conor, a boy dealing with far more than other kids his age. His beloved and devoted mother is ill, while he has little in common with his imperious grandmother. His father is also out of the picture having resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster appears at his bedroom window one night. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.

To get to know the film better, read Peter Debruge's review on the Variety website.

Other English Language Films:

Passengers

Passengers is a big-budget sci-fi starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.

The film follows two passengers travelling through deep space that are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, it is up to Jim and Aurora to save them all.

To get a better insight into the movie, watch the trailer here.

Polish Language Films (without English Subtitles):

Szczęście świata

Szczęście świata is a Polish drama film that was awarded at this year's New Horizons Film festival in Wroclaw.

The film focuses on a Warsaw journalist who leaves the capital to hunt down and interview a famous author of several best-selling guides. His meeting leads to far more than interview however, triggering an emotional rollercoaster in the process.   

For a closer look, view the trailer here.

Foreign Language Films:

La danseuse

La danseuse is a  is a 2016 French biographical musical drama film based on the book by Giovanni Lista.

The movie is a biopic of Loïe Fuller, a woman deemed the toast of the Folies Bergères at the turn of the 20th century. Fuller was also an inspiration for the likes of Toulouse-Lautrec and the Lumière Brothers. The film revolves around her complicated relationship with protégé and rival Isadora Duncan.

To get a better insight into the movie, take a look at Leslie Felperin's review in the Hollywood Reporter here.

Looking for more films? There are plenty of great movies on general release at Kino Nowe Horyzonty – visit the Uncut film section to see the new releases from previous weeks.

About Gregor Gowans

Gregor Gowans
The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.