Sunday 19 November 2017

James Mullighan's festival highlights

Bruce Dern in comic drama 'Nebraska'
Bruce Dern in comic drama 'Nebraska'

Paul Whitington

Blue is the Warmest Colour

A passionate love affair between two young women is graphically explored in Abdellatif Kechiche's three-hour-long, Palme d'Or-winning drama. "I'm thrilled that we have this in the Opera House – I think it will be a big event".

Kill Your Darlings

Daniel Radcliffe heads the cast of John Krokidas's biopic about a 1944 murder that involved all the major beat poets and writers. "I think there'll be a lot of interest in this one."

Heli

Amat Escalante's gruesome and unforgettable drama delves deep into the nightmare of Mexico's drug cartels, and won the Best Director award at Cannes this year. "An extraordinary film."

Nebraska

In Alexander Payne's eagerly anticipated comic drama, Bruce Dern plays a pensioner who wins a million dollars in the sweepstake and sets out over land to collect it. "I'm delighted that this is our opening film."

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