MOOD MOVIES

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - AGENDA -

THE LO­CAL NOIR… COLD HAR­BOUR This South African take on the film noir is set in Cape Town.The cast in­cludes Tony Kgoroge and Fana Mokoena, Chi­nese ac­tress Yu Nan ( The Ex­pend­ables) and Fresh­ly­ground’s Zolani Ma­hola in her de­but act­ing role. It’s a crime thriller about a Khayelit­sha po­lice­man and a strug­gle com­rade, in­volv­ing an abalone-smug­gling scheme and a triad mur­der. See it at the Dur­ban In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val and sub­se­quent screen­ings na­tion­wide. Dur­ban­film­fest.co.za

THE RE­DEMP­TION TALE… BE­GIN AGAIN Washed-up mu­sic pro­ducer Dan (Mark Ruf­falo) hooks up with bro­ken­hearted Greta (Keira Knight­ley) whose high school sweet­heart and song-writ­ing part­ner Dave (Adam Levine) has stepped out on her. Both lost souls, and mu­sic tal­ents, Dan and Greta get to col­lab­o­rat­ing: both in their mu­sic, and their heal­ing.

THE KINKY ONE… ADULT WORLD Fresh out of univer­sity, Amy (Emma Roberts) wants to be a worl­drenowned poet, and she be­lieves she has the talent to make it hap­pen. But in­stead

of grac­ing the best­seller list, she finds her­self work­ing at an Adult World owned by an el­derly cou­ple. She bides her time by in­gra­ti­at­ing her­self with a reclu­sive, age­ing poet, Rat Billings (John Cu­sack), hop­ing that he’ll men­tor her rise up the lit­er­ary ranks and away from the sex toys.

THE FEEL-GOOD ONE… WISH I WAS HERE At 35, ac­tor-dad Ai­den Bloom (Zach Braff) is grap­pling with his iden­tity. He looks for pur­pose in home-school­ing his chil­dren, only to find that the lessons they teach him are much more valu­able than the ones he’s try­ing to in­still in them.

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