Playlist: based on true events

Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs takes the audience behind the scenes of the digital revolution and paints an intimate portrait of the man at its center. The film takes place behind the scenes of three historic product launches, ending in 1998 and the launch of the iMac. Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple and a pioneer in his field.

The supporting roles include Kate Winslet as the company’s marketing director, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels as Apple CEO John Sculley. Oscar® winner Danny Boyle is responsible for directing. Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin wrote the film based on the bestselling biography by Walter Isaacson. (Source: Film Chamber)

Miral

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A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.

Judy

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inter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

The Danish Girl 

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A touching love story based on the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. 1926 Copenhagen-based artist Einar Wegener, who is married to Gerda Wegener, is known for his landscape paintings. Gerda is also an artist, less well known, but employed as a portrait painter of celebrities. Their marriage is strong and full of love.

Everything changes when Gerda asks her husband to pose as a model and wear a woman’s outfit to complete her painting. The experience changes the couple’s entire life. Einar notices that when he is Lili, he is able to realize himself at his truest and begins to live as a woman. Gerda, on the other hand, finds a new muse in Lili and matures into a new blossoming as an artist. The couple also has to face the prejudices of the surrounding society. They leave their home country for a more open-minded Paris. Again and again, Gerda shows her support for Lili.

Directed by Tom Hooper. As actors, e.g. Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander and Amber Heard. Movie won an Oscar from Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.

Rocketman

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Rocketman tells the inspiring story of Elton John’s breakthrough years, when shy piano virtuoso Reginald Dwight becomes an international superstar. The film depicts Sir Elton John’s stages from childhood to the beginning of the 90s. Genius child developed into a music superstar, whose life was overshadowed by difficult relationships with his parents, low self-esteem, uncertainty about his own sexuality, various addictions and bulimia. The brutality of the music industry and the difficulty of loving also come to the fore in relation to the manager boyfriend.

Van Gogh – At Eternity’s Gate

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Van Gogh – At Eternity’s Gate is the story of an extraordinary talent who defied the norms of his time. It focuses on the artist’s last years and the productive period he spent in Arles, France. The journey to the beautiful light and colors of the south was tinged by a stormy friendship with Paul Gaugain (Oscar Isaak) – and van Gogh’s own mental breakdown. Ignoring doubters and scoffers, working in modest circumstances, Van Gogh created some of the world’s most beloved works of art. His most important supporter was his younger brother Theo (Rupert Friend), who saw Vincent as an interpreter for future generations. Other roles include e.g. Mads Mikkelsen, Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric. Director Julian Schnabel, known as a painter himself, rejects the typical conventions of a biopic and focuses on depicting the landscape of Van Gogh’s mind. (Source: Finnkino Oy)

The Social Network

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The tale of a new breed of cultural insurgent: a punk genius who sparked a revolution and changed the face of human interaction for a generation, and perhaps forever

Ray

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Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered coupling gospel and country together.