Hunger: I hesitate to use the word “buzz” – but Michael Fassbender (from Inglourious Basterds) is getting all kinds of acclaim for his role as an IRA volunteer Bobby Sands, who organizes a hunger strike in 1981 as a protest to improve Britain’s Prison conditions. Sounds depressing, but I’ll give it a try because Fassbender intrigues me:
Coco Before Chanel: I’ve been waiting forever for this to come out since I missed its brief run in Seattle: The always adorable Ms. Audrey Tatou shows us Coco Chanel pre-fashion icon in 1920s Paris. Do I really need to say anything else? Romance, Costumes, Drama – it’s all good.
Revanche: This Austrian film about a brothel owner who falls for one of his “employees” and gets himself into a world of trouble has won a slew of Film Fest awards, and is an Oscar-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Looks interesting, but sounds kind of typical. Here’s hoping it’s worthy!