Three movie releases for this week

This week’s headliner is “The Menu,” starring Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Queen’s Gambit”), Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men”) and Ralph Fiennes (“Schindler’s List”), which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Directed by Mark Mylod, the story is a suspenseful black comedy that follows a couple to a coastal island to experience an exclusive haute cuisine restaurant, where chef Julian Slowik prepares a lavish menu with a few surprises for his diners. .

Another release is “The Mystery of the Lullaby”, a French dramatic production inspired by a true story, based on the novel of the same name by Franco-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani, “Chanson douce”, winner of the Prix Goncourt prize in 2016.

The film, directed by Lucie Borleteau, is a story that plays with drama and psychological thriller, starring Karin Viard, who plays Louise, a professional nanny who, under a perfect appearance, reveals a disturbing nature. For this role, Viard was nominated for Best Actress at the César Awards, which are the most important film award in France.

Finally, “When the Devil Calls” (Andra sidan) is a Swedish horror and suspense film, directed by Oskar Mellander and Tord Danielsson, based on true events. It tells the story of Shirin, Fredrik and their son Lucas, who move to a new house to start their new life together, without imagining that it would turn into a terrifying paranormal experience.

The menu

Original title: “The Menu”
Genre: Suspense, black comedy
Directed by: Mark Mylod
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, Ralph Fiennes
Country: United States
Synopsis: Young couple Margot and Tyler travel to a remote island to eat at Hawthorne, an upscale restaurant run by celebrity chef Julian Slowik, who has prepared a lavish menu of molecular gastronomy where food is treated like conceptual art, but his focus haute cuisine has a few surprises for the well-heeled guests.

when the devil calls

Original title: “Andra Sidan”
Genre: Horror, suspense
Direction: Tord Danielsson, Oskar Mellander
Cast: Dilan Gwyn, Linus Wahlgren, Eddie Eriksson
Country: Sweden
Synopsis: When Shirin moves into a new semi-detached house with her new boyfriend Fredrik and their five-year-old son Lucas, it seems like a good idea to live together as a family. Lucas is still struggling with the recent death of her mother, so Shirin isn’t surprised by her question about whether the dead can really come back. However, when he talks about her new friend next door, she becomes suspicious because the other half of the house has been empty for years. Little by little she discovers that the house keeps a terrible secret and that something supernatural haunts Lucas.

The mystery of the nana

Original title: “Chanson two”
Genre: Drama
Directed by: Lucie Borleteau
Cast: Karin Viard, Leila Bekhti, Antoine Reinartz
Country France
Synopsis: When Myriam, the mother of two young children, decides to return to her job at a law firm, despite her husband’s reluctance, the couple hire Louise, a 40-year-old nanny who quickly wins the affections of the parents. kids. But when Louise begins to become an essential part of the family, she soon reveals her true and disturbing nature.

The “Twilight” saga returns to theaters

From November 17 to 25, at Cinépolis, the complete saga about vampires and werewolves returns, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

More than a decade has passed since the premiere of the first film in the “Twilight” saga, which returns for a short time to the big screen with its adolescent love story between Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and the vampire Edward Cullen ( Robert Pattinson).

Based on the novels by American author Stephenie Meyer, the saga consisting of “Twilight” (2008), “New Moon” (2009), “Eclipse” (2010), “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” (2011) and “Breaking Dawn: Part 2” (2012), became one of the most successful at the box office and with the highest grossing, with more than 3 billion dollars worldwide (Box Office Mojo).

The revival of the saga brings back its most endearing characters such as Alice Cullen (Ashley Green), Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard), and the Volturi, Aro (Michael Sheen) and Jane (Dakota Fanning). .

Likewise, fans of the franchise will be able to remember the soundtrack of the films and their original songs such as “Decode” and “I Caught Myself”, by Paramore; Linkin Park’s “Leave Out All The Rest”; or “Roslyn” by Bon Iver and St. Vincent.

*Tickets are already on pre-sale, check the shows at cinépolis.com.sv

Three movie releases for this week