How many nights are left before Christmas? Enough to hurry up, do a somersault and meet the deadlines; enough to wade through the crowd or surf the realm of internet in the ultimate chase of cute Christmas presents; enough to go for a drink with all your friends whom you haven't met for the last six months or so; enough to skim through your list of already old New Year promises, which have to be moved again to the upcoming year. Will it be enough to go to the movies? Especially when December presents a number of entries that have already climbed the nominee or award lists of the most prestigious cinematographic awards of the year. Take a look at the new December drama releases and find a moment for yourselves and a good new film in this power-stripping Christmas fever:
Plot Summary: Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Plot Summary: Starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award nominee John Lithgow and Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie, based on the real scandal, the film is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.
Plot Summary: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers with Blake's own brother among them.
Plot Summary: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Plot Summary: France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Hlose, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Hlose by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Hloses first moments of freedom. Hlose's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.
A HIDDEN LIFE
Plot Summary: A Hidden Life stars August Diehl as Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a devoted husband and father who refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II, even as the possibility of execution threatens to tear him apart from his family.
Plot Summary: Joan and Tom have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a life time together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part. When Joan is unexpectedly diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might happen if something were to happen to Joan.
I SEE YOU
Plot Summary: Strange occurrences plague a small town detective and his family as he investigates the disappearance of a young boy.