All new films on circuit (Nov 29)

Alex Jennings and Lyndsey Duncan in the National Theatre’s Hansard. Picture by Catherine Ashmore.

FILMS NEW ON CIRCUIT IN DURBAN AND SURROUNDS FROM NOVEMBER 29

HANSARD (NT LIVE)
Director: Simon Godwin
Stars: Alex Jennings, Lindsay Duncan

Captured live on stage at London’s National Theatre, this new play by Simon Wood  is set on a summer’s morning in 1988. Tory politician Robin Hesketh (Alex Jennings) has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana (Lindsay Duncan). But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital sparring quickly turn to blood-sport.  At Cinema Nouveau theatres in Umhlanga, Rosebank, Brooklyn, Gateway and the V&A. See display ad below for screening times.

MADAMA BUTTERFLY (MET OPERA LIVE)
Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Hui He, Andrea Carè, Elizabeth DeShong, Placido Domingo

In this return of Anthony Minghella’s inspired vision of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Hui He stars as Cio-Cio-San, the devoted geisha who gives everything for the American naval officer Pinkerton, sung by Andrea Carè. Elizabeth DeShong is her devoted companion Suzuki, and Plácido Domingo adds another role to his remarkable repertoire, singing Sharpless for the first time. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts. The film runs for a little over three-and-a-half hours. See display ad for screening times at selected Cinema Nouveau theatres.

CUT-OUT GIRLS
Director: Nicola Hanekom
Stars: Joel Rosenblatt, Ashleigh van der Hoven, Granty Swanby

A South African film centred on the story of how six young women’s lives are altered by the actions of two aspiring sportsmen.

KNIVES OUT
Director: Rian Johnson
Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer

A comic thriller in which a detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

THE GOOD LIAR
Director: Bill Condon
Stars: Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Russell Tovey

Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.

COUPLES’ NIGHT
Director: Mark Harris
Stars: Charles Malik Whitfield, Reagan Gome-Preston, Clifton Powell

A mid-western couple, transferred to Washington DC for work, meet the neighbours, a super-intense couple. As their friendships develop, confusion unfolds in this country mice-meet-city mice adventure.

COMMANDO 3
Director: Aditya Datt
Stars: Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Gulshan Devaiah

An Indian action-thriller about a man called Karan heading for London to stop a terrorist attack on India.

21 BRIDGES
Director: Brian Kirk
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, J K Simmons

This action-drama  is about an embattled New York police detective who is thrust into a city-wide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy.

ENAI NOKI PAAYUM THOTA
Director: Gotuham Vasudev Menon
Stars: Ghanush, Megha Akash, Sunaina

An action-thriller in which an ordinary college student falls in love with an actress and marries her, but things start to change bitter in their life.

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