This Wednesday, no less than six new films come to the screens at Utopolis-Kirchberg and Ciné-Utopia in Limpertsberg, as follows:
- Everest, adventure, 121 mins, 12+; directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband, 101 Reykjavík, The Sea) and starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain, Source Code, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Day After Tomorrow), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) and Keira Knightley (Pride & Prejudice, The Imitation Game, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Anna Karenina, Pirates of the Caribbean). On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers (Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin) from two expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.
- Ooops de Noah ass for, animated adventure, 87 mins, children accompanied (in Luxembourgish); It's the end of the world. A flood is coming. Luckily for Dave and his son Finny, a couple of clumsy Nestrians, an Ark has been built to save all animals. But as it turns out, Nestrians aren't allowed. Sneaking on board with the involuntary help of Hazel and her daughter Leah, two Grymps, they think they're safe. Until the curious kids fall off the Ark. Now Finny and Leah struggle to survive the flood and hungry predators and attempt to reach the top of a mountain, while Dave and Hazel must put aside their differences, turn the Ark around and save their kids. It's definitely not going to be smooth sailing.
- Solace (Prémonitions), thriller, 101 mins, 16+; directed by Afonso Poyart (Two Rabbits) and starring Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs, The World's Fastest Indian, The Remains of the Day), Colin Farrell (Total Recall, In Bruges, Minority Report, Miss Julie, Miami Vice) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (P.S. I Love You, Texas Killing Fields). A psychic works with the FBI in order to hunt down a serial killer.
- N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton, musical biopic, 147 mins, 12+. Directed by F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job, The Negotiator) and starring O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre and Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E. The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
- La Volante (in French), drama, 87 mins, 12+. Directed by Christophe Ali (Camping sauvage, The Rat) and Nicolas Bonilauri (Camping sauvage, The Rat) and starring Nathalie Baye (Catch Me If You Can, A French Gigolo), Malik Zidi (Water Drops on Burning Rocks, The Queen of Clubs) and Johan Leysen (The American, The Brand New Testament). The story of a woman whose son is killed when crossing a road. Nine years later his mother plots revenge and impersonates the killer's husbands'secretary...
- Testament of Youth, wartime drama, 130 mins, 12+. Directed by James Kent (his first feature; known for tv series and tv films) and starring Dominic West (Pride, Johnny English Reborn, Mona Lisa Smile, Hannibal Rising), Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves, The Theory of Everything, War Horse, Red Dragon, The Book Thief, Anna Karenina), Kit Harington (How to Train Your Dragon, Game of Thrones, Pompeii, How to Train Your Dragon 2), Hayley Atwell (Ant-Man, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cassandra's Dream), Alicia Vikander (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., A Royal Affair, Anna Karenina, The Fifth Estate) and Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service). A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.
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