5:00 PM, 12th October, 2019
The Lion King remains one of the crowning achievements of the Disney Renaissance of the 90s, so it should come as little surprise that the latest in their ongoing strings of remakes is an almost-identical retelling of the animated classic.
The film once again follows Simba, a young lion prince who flees his kingdom after the accidental death of his father, Mufasa. While in exile, he realises his true destiny with the help of a pair of newfound friends. The main point of difference here is the animation, with Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) swapping out hand-drawn cells for stunningly photorealistic CGI. James Earl Jones returns to voice Mufasa, joined by the likes of Donald Glover, Beyonce, Seth Rogen and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the recording booth.
7:30 PM, 12th October, 2019
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF ARGENTINA
Marco (Ricardo Darín) and Ana (Mercedes Morán) married, and had a son, 25 years ago. When their son heads off to Spain to study, they find married life with just each other monotonous, and decide to go their separate ways with relative amicability.
This is a romantic comedy – of sorts – of their life apart, as they initially enjoy single life, before realising they may have been better off together after all. You’ll recognise Darín’s hangdog face immediately (by law, it seems that no Argentinian film can be released to the outside world without him), and he and co-star Morán make a meal of their time together on screen. Or rather, not together.