Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.
Dominated by her husband, her family and society, Belmaya is desperate for independence. But in much of Nepal, men rule and women obey. Here, in one of the poorest nations on earth, women are daughters, wives, mothers, dependents and, all too often, victims and slaves – but rarely individuals in their own right.
Born a Dalit (the lowest, ‘untouchable’ caste), orphaned at the age of nine, poorly educated, and trapped in an abusive marriage with a baby daughter, Belmaya, 21, has given up hope of finding happiness.
Rewind to 2006, when Belmaya, at 14, participated in a photo project at a girls’ home in Pokhara. Impassioned and inspired, she was keen to change her discriminatory world through photography. But that window closed when the home locked away her camera.
Now she gets a second chance, this time to train in documentary filmmaking. Picking up the camera once more, her old spark returns. Determined to create a better life for her young daughter, Belmaya gains the skills and confidence to forge a new path. But are her resentful husband and conservative community ready for this?
I Am Belmaya is an extraordinarily intimate window into Belmaya’s world, giving an insight into the brutality of life for many girls and women in Nepal, and showing her determination to challenge social norms and transcend the life she was born into.
The result is a rich portrait, interweaving observational material with footage shot by Belmaya, and challenging the traditional roles of director/subject, as she becomes co-director of her own story.
In 2018, David Gordon Green’s Halloween, starring icon Jamie Lee Curtis, killed at the box office, earning more than $250 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing chapter in the four-decade franchise and setting a new record for the biggest opening weekend in history for a horror film starring a woman.
And the Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn’t over yet.
Minutes after Laurie Strode (Curtis), her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor.
But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster.
The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael’s first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all.
Evil dies tonight.
Eurídice (Carol Duarte), 18, and Guida (Julia Stockler), 20, are two inseparable sisters
living under the oppressive guard of their father, Manuel (Antônio Fonseca), the
patriarch of their conservative household. It’s 1950 in Rio de Janeiro and the girls
dream of better lives abroad: Eurídice, as a professional pianist in Vienna, and Guida
wants to be the wife of a Greek sailor she is smitten with. Guida manages to elope
with her lover, but returns to Brazil single and pregnant, while Eurídice is forced to
marry her father’s business associate’s son, Antenor (Gregório Duvivier).
Guida is banished by her father, forbidden all contact with her family and told that
Eurídice has gone to Vienna, though she has never in fact left Rio. Without access to
her sister, Eurídice sinks into a state of depression, suffocated by her marriage and
motherhood. Guida feels equally isolated and her only drive in life becomes to
reconnect with her sister through writing her weekly letters. These never reach
Eurídice as their parents keep them hidden. Without each other, the sisters will have
to find the resilience to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from becoming
the women they could have been, all the while never giving up hope of someday
While Guida fights all odds to live a dignified life as a single mother, Eurídice struggles
to be both the perfect housewife and a professional musician. Among the daily
hardships, the greatest battle is against the fate that separated them. Will they find
each other in time to overcome oppression that suffocates them?