Indie Film picks

Lots of indie options to watch over the holidays and into the New Year

Kathy Kay

Are you missing Christmas?

Fear not, thanks to London’s Royal Ballet’s film release of its latest Nutcracker, you’ll be thinking of sugar and spice all over again. Choreographed and directed by Peter Wright who makes full use of his principals giving them more active roles as they chase around the world. Francesca Hayward as Clara is dainty and girlish while her Nutcracker brings spring like energy to his role. You will want to see this opulently designed classic.

And if you are so over the holiday and just longing for the Victoria Film Festival to arrive to snap you out of your doldrums then it’s time to move on to some great indie film. If you didn’t catch the first run of Two Lovers and a Bear or The Handmaiden they are returning to Cinecenta in January.

New up this month is an inventive and intelligent tale about the literary giant Pablo Neruda whose political leanings often had him in hot water. Here Neruda, plays a game of cat and mouse with a detective (played by Gael Garcia Bernal), directed to track him down.

 

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