5 films to see this September
As Summer ends and Fall creeps upon us, the film industry is only beginning to blossom as this September renowned directors are releasing their latest creations, whether it's a romantic comedy or an action-packed thriller, Buro 24/7 has chosen five of the most interesting films for you to watch this month, and which genre you decide...
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Written and Directed by Ned Benson, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, is the collective title of three films written by Benson, Him, Her and Them. Starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, Him and Her were screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival as a 'work in progress' while Them premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
All three romantic dramas follow the same time period, but are told from the different perspectives of Connor Ludlow (McAvoy) and Eleanor Rigby (Chastain), a young married couple living in New York City.
Hector and the Search for Happiness
Comedic British actor Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz) is back for a new romantic comedy, as he plays the lead role in Hector and the Search for Happiness. The film was directed by Peter Chelsom and co-written with Tinker Lindsay and Maria von Heland – based on François Lelord's novel of the same name.
The plot revolves around Hector (Pegg) who is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his dull life. Hector then decides to break free from his usual routines, telling his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), that he's going on a global quest to dicover the formula for true happiness .
The Zero Theorem
Starring two- time Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz, The Zero Theorem is a new science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Pat Rushin.
The innovative story centres around Qohen Leth (Waltz), a reclusive computer genius who obsessively works on a mysterious project delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life. The film also stars Tilda Swinton, who plays the role of a therapist.
The Two Faces of January
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac, The Two Faces of January is director Hossein Amini's (Drive) latest film – based on the 1964 novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith.
The new thriller is set in 1962 Greece, and follows a couples visit to Athens (Dunst and Mortensen) as they get involved in a scandal that puts their lives at risk.
20,000 Days on Earth
Having been premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January, 20,000 Days on Earth is a British documentary film written and directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.
The plot depicts the fictitious 24 hours in the life of Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, and actor Nick Cave, before and during the recording of his 2013 album Push the Sky Away.