The films that come in 2020 on the big Romanian screens bring already well-known characters such as James Bond, Mulan and superheroes, but also new Romanian dramas, writes Mediafax.
The year 2020 will start in force, on January 3, with the horror film "The Curse / The Grudge", directed by Nicolas Pesce. Andrea Riseborough, Lin Shaye, John Cho, Jacki Weaver and Demián Bichir play the lead roles in this story that goes after a vengeance oath, according to cinemagia.ro.
First in Romania
Also in the first week of the year, the premiere in Romania of the musical film "Cats" is scheduled. Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech") has used Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Laurie Davidson and Mette Towley to adapt the Andrew Lloyd Webber-signed musical performance.
A week later he arrives on the Romanian screens and "Bombshell", with Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman in a story based on real events that happened in Fox News.
In the middle of the month "Bad Boys for Life" comes on the screens, in which Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise the roles of Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) and Mike Lowery (Smith).
Images from the new production can be seen here:
Robert Downey Jr. plays the role of one of the best-known children's characters in "Dolittle." Alongside him, in the story of the man who can talk to animals, are Tom Holland, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen.
Director Sam Mendez has screened Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Mark Strong, George MacKay and Colin Firth in a 1917 World War I movie. Two English soldiers are given the task of delivering a message in enemy-occupied territory.
In the last weekend of January, he reaches the Romanian screens and "Miserabilii / Les misérables", the film of Ladj Ly last year, seen at festivals and awarded worldwide.
For "Gangster Style / The Gentlemen", an action movie built around an illegal marijuana business, director Guy Ritchie has collaborated with Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong and Colin Farrell.
Tom Hanks is the star of the production of "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", which tells the story of the friendship between famous television man Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and journalist Tom Junod.
Those who liked "The Joker" will also enjoy the female version of the DC superhero, "Birds of Prey and the Fantastic Harley Quinn / Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn." Margot Robbie has the lead, alongside her on the generic side, with Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Derek Wilson. Harley Quinn works with superheroes like Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya.
Inspired by reality
Clint Eastwood returns to the role of director with a film inspired by real events. "The Case of Richard Jewell / Richard Jewell" stars Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Paul Walter Hauser, Jon Hamm and Kathy Bates. The film tells the story of the bombing at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, when one of those who guarded the stadium managed to save the lives of those present.
At the end of February, "Call of the Ancients / The Call of the Wild" comes on the big Romanian screens, the screenplay of the story written by Jack London, which stars Karen Gillan, Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens and Omar Sy.
Another kind of gangster movie is proposed by Marco Bellocchio, with "The Traitor / Il traditore", following in the footsteps of Tommaso Busceta, a Sicilian criminal who collaborated with the authorities revealing the work and structures of the dreaded criminal organization.
Premieres in March
March's releases include "Sorry We Missed You", the new movie directed by Ken Loach. The film falls within the intimacy of a projected family history, as the British director usually does, against the backdrop of contemporary social realities.
The new adaptation of the story of "Mulan", the Chinese heroine, has among the protagonists Donnie Yen, Yifei Liu and Jet Li. Hua Mulan is known for wearing men's clothes to take his father's place in the war.
Also a heroine also has the film "Portrait of a woman in flames / Portrait of jeune fille en feu", directed by Céline Sciamma. Marianne is an artist committed to making the portrait of Héloïse, a young aristocrat who has just left a monastery to enter a marriage of convenience.
What we see from April
On April 10 comes the last film in which Daniel Craig also plays the role of agent 007. "No Time to Die / No Time to Die," directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, is a new adventure that causes James Bond to give up the isolation he had chosen.
The superhero played by Scarlett Johansson so far, "Black Widow / Black Widow", receives its own Marvel movie and Romanian viewers can see it starting May 1st.
"Fast & Furious 9" continues with Justin Lin's adventure series featuring characters played by Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron. The film that aims to conquer a new generation of fans is described by the director as "by far, the most ambitious in the series".
June 5 also comes "Wonder Woman 1984", the story screened by comics by Patty Jenkins with Gal Gadot, Connie Nielsen, Chris Pine, Robin Wright and Kristen Wiig. The DC heroine is in the midst of the 1980s with everything they mean, from disco music, pop art to conservative politics and other wonders of the era.
The new heroine adventure looks like this:
If it comes to resumes, mid-year production of "Top Gun: Maverick" is expected on Romanian screens, where Tom Cruise meets Jennifer Connelly and Val Kilmer in a new fighter jet adventure.
July features Romanian adventures in "Minions 2" and "Ghost Hunters: Inheritance / Ghostbusters: Afterlife", continuations of successful productions that have amassed fans of all ages for the two stories.
And director Christopher Nolan, known for productions such as "Inception" and "The Dark Knight," returns to screen in 2020, his film "Tenet," starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Kenneth Branagh being announced in theaters on July 17. This time a secret agent is the one who comes back to life to avoid the outbreak of World War III.
The first images seem to promise a dizzying new adventure:
An SF story also picks Antoine Fuqua for his movie "Infinite". Chris Evans and Mark Wahlberg are the headlines for the story of a man who realizes he has memories of previous lives.
"Monster Hunter" is the screenplay of a video game. Director Paul W.S. Anderson has Milla Jovovich and Ron Perlman in distribution for the transition from one world to another on September 4 in theaters.
Autumn brings a new production from the series of British agents with spectacular shadows and devices. "The King's Man: The Beginning," directed by Matthew Vaughn, generically features Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Hollander, Djimon Hounsou and Taron Egerton in the humorous adventure story.
Marvel expects to reap the fruits of the year until the release of "Eternals." The production directed by Chloé Zhao comes with a brand new series of superheroes starring Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Kit Harington and Salma Hayek. The premiere is scheduled on November 6.
Also at the level of the expected blockbusters is announced "Dune", the screening of one of the most popular SF titles. Denis Villeneuve gathered Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson and Josh Brolin on screen for the production that will premiere in Romania on December 18th.
Steven Spielberg was also dedicated to a famous story to fulfill his dream of directing a musical film. "West Side Story" brings back to the screen one of the classic Broadway shows of the '50s, a real "Romeo and Juliet" neighborhood.
Love and heroism in several shades of "Romanian"
"Love 2. America" is the film of Florin Serban, with Igor Babiac, Emõke Pál and Constantin Dogioiu. The drama, which will premiere on January 10, according to Cinemagia, is the second part of the love trilogy.
The movie "Typographic Majuscul", by Radu Jude, with banerban Pavlu, Ioana Iacob, Bogdan Zamfir and banerban Lazarovici, brings to the screen the story that was a play of great strength. It is the true story of a teenager who was violently investigated by the Securitate for writing on walls denouncing the reality of communist Romania.
Director Jesús del Cerro has become accustomed to making Romanian films. This time his comedy is called "Miami Bici" and has cast Matei Dima and Codin Maticiuc.
The "collective" documentary
The documentary "collective", directed by Alexander Nanau, will arrive in Romanian cinemas on February 28. The production followed the impact of the drama of the club in Bucharest and cut a profile of the network of lies, corruption and manipulation that transformed a tragedy into a portrait of the social and political realities in Romania.
"Urma", directed by Dorian Boguță, enters screens in March, with the mysterious story of the relationship between a pianist and his sister. Marin Grigore, Teodor Corban, Madalina Diana Ghenea and Irina Rădulescu are the headliners of the drama.
In the middle of March, the movie "Ivana the Terrible", the film of Ivana Mladenovic, the director who leaves Romania to film in his hometown, in Serbia, enters theaters.
Dan Chişu comes with "5 minutes", his new production, with Mihai Călin, Diana Cavallioti, Elvira Deatcu and Adrian Titieni, on March 27, to tell the story of the implications of a scandal in a cinema during which the organizers and the public of the projection that keeps touching LGBT problems are attacked by several protesters who seem to be organized.
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