5 films hit the silver screen this week

Published 19.01.2019 00:00
5 films hit the silver screen this week

‘Manbiki Kazoku'

"Manbiki Kazoku" ("Shoplifters") by Hirokazu Koreeda, one of the most productive directors in the Japanese cinema, features Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki and Sasuke Ikematsu.

A Palme d'Or winner at Cannes, the film revolves around the story of a family. Osamu and his wife Nobuyo Shibata are in financial trouble because they do not have regular jobs. Osamu has to steal from shops with his son Shota to support his family, which try to make a living with the retirement salary of the grandmother and temporary jobs. Finding a homeless little girl, Osamu takes her in despite all the family's difficulties.


The sequel film of "Split," in which James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy star, and "Unbreakable," which features Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, "Glass" debuted this week. In the film, security guard David Dunn chases Kevin Wendell Crumb, who has 24 different identities, using his supernatural abilities.

Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the film features James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson and Samuel Jackson.


Directed by Serdar Akar, "Çiçero," starring Erdal Beşikçioğlu in the lead role, tells the story of Elyesa Bazna, a secret agent during World War II using the code name Çiçero.

Written by Gürkan Tanyaş, the film is produced by Mustafa Uslu.

The historical and biographical film features Burcu Biricik, Ertan Saban, Murat Garipağaoğlu, Tamer Levent, Mehmet Ulay, Çiğdem Selışık Onat, Levent Ülgen, Mehmet Esen, Selen Öztürk and Altan Erkekli.

‘Hodja fra Pjort'

Adapted from a children's book that Ole Lund Kirkegaard wrote in 1975, this animation is written and directed by Karsten Kiilerich. The Danish production tells the story of a boy named Hodja. Hodja wants to be a traveler instead of continuing their family-run business. One day, he finds a flying carpet and is able to explore the world by chance. He takes his goat, who is his best friend, with him and goes on an adventure. During this adventure, he makes new friends, comes across powerful enemies and sees a wonderful treasure.

‘Le livre d'image'

The latest film of cinema critic and director Jean-Luc Godard, who is one of the most influential figures of the French New Wave and won an Academy Honorary Award, "Le livre d'image" ("The Image Book") is a story in five chapters comprising of documentary and news images. The film, which won the Special Palme d'Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, searches for answers to these questions: How does the memory process? Where do dreams start? Where do images and words overlap? When do they separate?

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