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This Month’s Watch List: Fan-Favorites from the 2016 NHFF

This month’s watch list features three fan-favorites from the 2016 New Hampshire Film Festival. We have a Parisian drama, a comedy revival of a cult classic from the 90s, and an action/crime film that puts family loyalty into question.

Things to Come (L’avenier), 2016

In this award-winning French film, Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert plays Nathalie, a philosophy teacher with a very demanding family. When her husband of 25 years announces that he is leaving her for another woman, Nathalie suddenly finds herself adrift and with a newfound sense of freedom.

Drama

Director:
Mia Hansen-Løve

Producer:
Charles Gillibert

Starring:
Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka

Available on: Netflix

Wiener-Dog, 2016

The character Dawn Wiener first appeared in the 1995 coming-of-age film, Welcome to the Dollhouse, which was also written and directed by Todd Solondz. Flash forward to present day and Dawn (played by Greta Gerwig) is a veterinary technician who takes in a lovable dachshund. When she leaves for a road trip, the dog is passed around to different owners including a young boy, a troubled grandmother and granddaughter, and a screenwriting professor.

Comedy

Director:
Todd Solondz

Producer:
David Hinojosa

Starring:
Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, Julie Delpy, Greta Gerwig, Kieran Culkin, Tracy Letts, Keaton Nigel Cooke, Zosia Mamet

Available on: Amazon Prime

Trespass Against Us, 2016

Three generations of the Cutler family live as pariahs in the outskirts of Gloucestershire, where they are infamous professional criminals. The family’s patriarch, Colby, calls the shots while his eldest son, Chad, finds himself longing for a crime-free life with his wife and son. With a new plan to steal an inestimable private collection of art looming, Chad needs to make a decision between honoring his father and beginning a new life.

Action

Director:
Adam Smith

Producer:
Joshua Astrachan

Starring:
Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Rory Kinnear, Sean Harris, Georgie Smith

Available on: Amazon Prime

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