It's time for the 2021 Oscars! A difficult year for film, but that hasn't stopped filmmakers creating masterpieces. We spy at the contenders.
Almost in a month, the Oscars will hold their 93rd ceremony. This time the list of participants is profound with the life and rights fighting themes.
These include Frances McDormand cast as a struggling woman who, trying to recover from the loss of her husband, starts anew on the wheelhouse.
David Fincher directed the stunning story about another screenplay writer Herman J. Mankiewicz, played by Gary Oldman. Or Anthony Hopkins, who played the old man with amnesia. We talk through the full shortlist of the nominated films in the best pictures.
Nomadland: Directed by Chloé Zhao
Fern (Francis McDormand) lost her husband due to illness. The last drops in her life were when the factory she worked in dismissed all employees. She found hope on the road, travelling the regions on the wheelhouse.
Nomadland was directed in a documentary manner, relying on the true stories of Americans, who were forced to live without a permanent living place.
The brave direction of this reflects Zhao’s world understanding. From an early age, she was a tourist and an owner of her life at the same time. From China to Great Britain, but dreaming of the USA – Chloe changes the living places where her soul leads her.
Mank: Directed by David Fincher
Citizen Kane is the most thrilling onscreen ever, as called the American and British Film Institutes.
Orson Welles directed the success story and tragedy of media influencer Charles Foster Kane, embodying the main character on screen.
Moreover, the 25-year-old Welles shared the Oscar for the script of the film. David Fincher dealt with the latter.
In Mank, he tells the story of screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz and his work on Citizen Kane. David Fincher has previous success with Fight Club and The Social Network, which impacted the masses, and now he is hoping for more with Oscar-winner Gary Oldman starring in the leading role.
The Trial of the Chicago 7: Directed by Aaron Sorkin
In 1968, seven activists against the Vietnam War underwent the court process, being accused in the strikes and fighting campaigns. Here we see the breath-taking actors Saсha Baron-Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Michael Keaton, Joseph Gordon-Lewitt and Frank Langella take up the story.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 raised anti-war protests during the August 1968 US Democratic convention in Chicago, brutally suppressed by the police and the army.
Formally, there were eight people under the process. But it went down in history as the trial of the Chicago Seven.
While the proceedings against the eighth defendant, Black Panther leader Bobby Seal, were separated. The trial lasted 11 months from March 1969 to February 1970 and accompanied by numerous violations.
The Father: Directed by Florian Zeller
This drama discovers the tragedy of Anthony (Anthony Hopkins), a man struggling with progressive dementia.
The daughter seems to him as a different person, the furniture in the room suddenly changes its arrangement, and every day becomes a series of false discoveries.
This story is the tragedy of both closest people.
Sound of Metal: Directed by Darius Marder
Backgammon is a punk-metal musical band, created by drummer Ruben and his fighting girlfriend Lou.
Ruben, a former drug addict who has tied up with a pernicious addiction, is obsessed with a healthy lifestyle.
During the performance, he suddenly hears that the drums are getting dull rumble. Ruben diagnosed progressive hearing loss. That forced him to go to a secluded abode of people with deafness to learn to be deaf himself.
Judas and the Black Messiah: Directed by Shaka King
William O’Neill, accused of car theft and false police officer representation, agrees to intrude into the radical organisation `Black Panthers` to avoid prison.
He was obligated to monitor the strikes and future activities, planning by the leader Fred Hampton. An incredible portrayal of a difficult time during the 20th Century.
Minari: Directed by Lee Isaac Chung
How could the American dream be seen through a Korean immigrant’s eyes? We know that Asian directors mastered emotional stories compared with the Western cinematography world.
A Korean family moves from California to Arkansas, as the father, Jacob, dreamed of farming national Koreans products.
His wife Monica misses the motherland. To support his wife, Jacob decided to organise the arrival of his mother-in-law from Korea.
At the same time, she could look after the children – the eldest daughter Anne and seven-year-old David, who is suffering from heart problems.
The latter is enraged by the arrival of granny because she does not look like ordinary American grandmothers, an engrossing watch from start to finish.
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