Drama Sharpens Emotions At Cinema In May
Why do everybody hates Mondays while they represent a fresh new start? You wake up full of energy ready to encounter new opportunities or continue going your way but everything you dream at that moment is yesterday. It's when your past is much more worthy than your future. Hence there's drama going in your head struggling to keep you going forward. But why try to fight it when you can experience a bunch of real emotions by indulging into a fantasy world of story-telling. May has released ten new drama films to soothe your own worries. Thus, better start your Monday with no troubles of yours.
Plot Synopsis: When Paul (Johnny Galecki) is left at the altar by his fiancé and loses his job, he quickly deteriorates into a depressed and meaningless existence. In order to get his life back on track, he signs up for a three-day cleanse retreat sponsored by the creator of "The Master Cleanse", only this cleanse releases something far greater than everyday toxins or traumatic experiences.
Plot Synopsis: A murder investigation of a slain business man turns to clues found in an author's book about an eerily similar crime. Based on 2008 New Yorker article by David Grann.
Plot Synopsis: Tara (Gemma Arterton) loves her children deeply and to all those around her, her life is seemingly perfect. But Tara feels trapped. She knows there is something fundamentally missing. Something unfulfilled. Something unknown . When her friends and family fail to understand the depth of her desperation, her ideas and feelings are so overwhelming that she has to run away, to find a place where she can be herself again. She goes on a courageous and perilous journey, leaving her husband and abandoning her children. Through a series of dangerous and incendiary encounters, she discovers the woman she really is, what she really feels and the life she really wants.
Plot Synopsis: The Seagull centers on the romantic and artistic clashes between fading actress Irina Arkadina (Annette Bening); fresh-faced ingénue Nina Zarechnaya (Saoirse Ronan); famous writer Boris Trigorin (Corey Stoll), Irina's lover; and failing playwright Konstantin Treplyov (Billy Howle), Irina's son who is in love with Nina. All four come up against one another while visiting a country estate owned by Sorin (Brian Dennehy), Irina's brother.
Plot Synopsis: Marting Freeman stars as Andy, a father infected with a killer virus in the aftermath of a zombie pandemic. Stranded in rural Australia he has a desperate 48 hours to find a new guardian for his infant daughter and a means to protect her from his own changing nature. Salvation may lie with an isolated Aboriginal tribe, but to gain access he must first earn the allegiance of a young Indigenous girl on a tragic quest of her own.
Plot Synopsis: Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
Plot Synopsis: In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl...and begins to rebel against society.
Plot Synopsis: Mary (Elle Fanning) is a rebellious and outspoken teenager. When she meets the poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth), there's a spark of attraction between the two outsiders who feel trapped within polite society. Percy is contrary and selfish, talking of sexual freedom and progressive ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their age. For sheltered Mary, it's love at first sight. When Mary's family discover that Percy is married with a child, they forbid any further contact. Mary and Percy elope, taking Mary's half-sister Claire (Bel Powley) along for the ride. It's a scandal, and with Percy's philandering ways, rumours of a ménage à trois are whispered everywhere they go. Claire willfully flirts her way into Lord Byron (Tom Sturridge)'s affections and Mary is relieved when they are asked to join the decadent poet at his house in Lake Geneva. It's a chance to escape the gossip-mongering and restrictions of England. During one stormy summer night, to distract Mary from Percy's infidelities, Lord Byron suggests they all write a ghost story. All the pain and guilt that Mary feels about Percy, Claire and the child she lost, is poured into giving birth to Frankenstein's Monster.
Plot Synopsis: Can our memories mislead us? Does the mind unconsciously reframe the truth to make it palatable? Jennifer Fox (Laura Dern) faces a host of life-altering questions after a short story from her middle school days forces her to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. Based on Fox's own life story, The Tale sees the filmmaker bravely pushing forward the boundaries of conventional storytelling, creating a dialogue between past and present to illustrate the interplay between memory and trauma.
Plot Synopsis: In post-war England, journalist Stephen Underwood (Alex Pettyfer) is keen to prove his worth. Working for a local newspaper he spends his days covering weddings and funerals while always on the lookout for a story that will catapult him into the big league. When he comes across the suicide of a Polish soldier from a nearby Displaced Persons Camp his journalistic instincts kick in.