This week's premiere
photo: Continental Film
The Door in the Floor(Dvere v podlahe) - Drama by Tod Williams. Adapted from a portion of John Irving's novel A Widow for One Year, this film tells the story of a marriage left crumbling by a tragic auto accident and chronic infidelity. Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges), a successful writer, has engaged in a number of affairs since the death of his two sons left his wife Marion (Kim Basinger) detached and depressed. To help him edit his latest book, Ted hires Eddie (Jon Foster), a smart teenager who looks very similar to one of his deceased sons. Marion seduces the young boy, thus complicating the already strained situation in the Cole household. Elle Fanning plays Ted and Marion's neglected daughter and Mimi Rogers plays Ted's latest mistress.
Kingdom of Heaven(Kráľovstvo nebeské) - Historical epic by Ridley Scott. With today's western superpower (the US) foolishly getting further and further entangled in the Middle East - thus unfortunately convincing many Muslims that it is waging a war on Islam - it seems appropriate to revisit those glorious days when the great western superpower of the Catholic Church got foolishly entangled in the Middle East by actually waging a war on Muslims. Veteran filmmaker Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) directs an impressive cast that includes Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, and the absolutely luminous Eva Green (The Dreamers). The catch? It stars the pretty but perpetually boring Orlando Bloom as a blacksmith in Jerusalem who protects his people from the invaders.
Other movies playing
The Yes Men(Yesmeni) - Documentary by Sarah Price, Chris Smith, and Dan Ollman. Directed by the makers of the hilarious American Movie, this film trails two political activist pranksters who pose as members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) at a number of international trade meetings. They use their mistaken identities to humiliate the WTO and therefore fight globalization.
The Company- Drama by Robert Altman. Legendary Hollywood outsider Robert Altman turns his
ensemble drama sensibility to the ballet world. Former dancer Neve Campbell plays Ry, a talented newcomer at
a prestigious ballet troupe in Chicago. Malcolm McDowell stars as the company's director, James Franco stars as the love interest, and a number of actual ballet dancers round out the cast.
Prepared by Jonathan Knapp
9. May 2005 at 0:00