Movie 1: Woman Talking
The woman of an isolated, ultraconservative Mennonite community grapple with the everyday physical and sexual violence from the men in their lives. This is a powerful movie. Beautifully written, filmed and mesmerizingly acted. It deserves all the accolades it’s receiving. Try not to miss this one.
Movie 2: The Swimmers
Based on the true story of two Syrian sisters who want to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics but get caught in the Syrian war. But to compete they must escape their war-torn country and be accepted as refugees in Germany. It is a wonderfully told story that highlights the everyday struggles and dreams of refugees. On Netflix. English and Arabic with English subtitles.
Movie 3: Aftersun
This is a very moving story about a father and daughter relationship. Filmed in Turkey while they are on holiday together. It alternates very well between being melancholy and upbeat. In theatres and also on You Tube.