This week our Cinema Boutique presents an incredible selection of festival films. We invite you to check out 5 motion pictures to fit every taste: 

1 «PARADISE »

Film plot: 

The film is built around the intertwining destinies of three main characters during the Second World War. It’s a story of three difficult life choices which the protagonists were made to make under impossible and dreadful circumstances. Olga – is a Russian aristocrat-emigrant and member of the French Resistance, Jules – is a French collaborator who is trying not to think about what he takes part in. Helmut - is a high-ranking SS officer with aristocratic background and genuine fate in the Reich ideals. During those horrifying days the paths of main characters intercrossed. And all of them are about to understand that everyone is equal in the face of the war.

Interesting facts: 

- Director Andrei Konchalovsky won the Silver Lion for Best Direction at the award ceremony at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival. In his acceptance speech he praised his wife Yulia Vysotskaya and said he dedicates the film to Mother Russia and those women who helped Jewish children during the Second World War.

- The film was nominated for the Oscar from Russia in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

2 «PATTERSON»

Film plot: 

Paterson's life is pure romance: he works as a bus driver in the town of Paterson, and in his spare time he writes poetry for his beloved wife Laura. Paterson reflects the beauty of everyday life in his poetry and happens to meet poets everywhere - this is the magic of the city - the homeland of such distinguished poets like Allen Ginsberg and William Carlos Williams.

Interesting facts: 

- The film won a Palm Dog Award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. 

3 «MOONLIGHT»

Film plot: 

A boy, an adolescent, a man… He happened to be born in Miami where the world is governed by money and drugs. In the agonizing search for truth and self-acceptance, overcoming a family drama and betrayal of his friends he must choose his own path. But can a man be a true master of his own destiny?

Interesting facts: 

- In 2017 the film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture (Drama).
- Moonlight is up for 8 awards at the 2017 Oscars.

4 «THE RED TURTLE»

Film plot: 

The story of a man who suffered a shipwreck and found himself on a tropical island with nothing else but the sky, clouds, birds ... Similar to the eternity - there is no past and no future ... This is a poetic, subtle and exciting, romantic and sentimental thinking about the main milestones in the life of a human being. It is a speculation about fears, love, death and struggle for life.

Interesting facts: 

- At the 2016 Cannes Film Festival the film took part in Un Certain Regard program, was acknowledged by the judges and received a special prize.

- Film director Michaël Dudok de Wit won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for his Father and daughter film back in 2001.

5 «THE LION»

Film plot: 

A boy from the slums, Saroo, was lost at the age of five. He managed to survive and find a new family in Australia. 25 years later by a miracle he found his own home and reunited with his birth mother.


Interesting facts: 

- The motion picture received six Oscar nominations and four nominations at the Golden Globe.