Thursday is movie premiere day. Highlight for the Portuguese film The Home Fairy, a comedy directed by João Maia and starring Joana Metrass. Also highlight for From the Depthsthe new film by Michelangelo Frammartino, which received the special jury prize at the 78th Venice Film Festival.
The Home Fairy
By João Maia, with Dalila Carmo, Joana Metrass, Elmano Sancho, Manuel Cavaco, Cleia Almeida, Alfredo Brito
POR, 2022, M/16
Comedy written by André Guerra dos Santos that follows the life of Vera, a single mother with two young children, forced to work two jobs to survive: cashier in a supermarket by day and stripper by night. When one night she reacts violently with a more daring client, she is sentenced in court to perform community service in a nursing home. In her new role, her irreverence and youth clash with the authoritarianism and inhumanity of the director of the home. But for the elderly people who live there, Vera is a breath of fresh air that, over time, becomes a real home fairy.
From the Depths
By Michelangelo Frammartino, with Mila Costi, Paolo Cossi, Claudia Candusso
ITA, 2021, 93 min.
In August 1961, the young members of the Piemontese Speleological Group headed south. In Calabria, and descending into the depths of the earth, you will discover the second deepest cave in the world: the Abyss of Bifurto.
De Allan Ungar, con Olivia d’Abo, Elisha Cuthbert, Mel Gibson, Josh Duhamel
CAN, 2022, 126 min., M/12
After escaping from a Michigan prison, a daring career criminal assumes a new identity in Canada, allowing him to rob a record 59 banks and jewelry stores. Inspired by a true story.
The Woman King
By Gina Prince-Bythewood, featuring Viola Davis, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Hero Fiennes Tiffin
USA, 2022, 144 min.
An epic story inspired by real events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states in Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Orphan: The Origin
By William Brent Bell, with Isabelle Fuhrman, Julia Stiles, Rossif Sutherland
USA, 2022, 99 min.
movie prequel The orphanfrom 2009, which explains how Esther escaped from a psychiatric hospital in Estonia and traveled to the USA where she posed as the missing daughter of a wealthy couple.
Welcome to the World of Ogglies
By Jens Møller, Toby Genkel, with (voices) Susana João, Paulo Oom, Nelson Raposo
ALE/BEL, 2021, 85 min., M/6
The Ogglies find a new home in Smelliville. The only problem with this place is the bad smell caused by the garbage dump. When Max and a friend meet the Ogglies in the dumpster, they realize they are the solution to the problem, because Ogglies eat garbage. All goes well until Max’s mom and a contractor have other plans for the warehouse…