This Weekend's Indies: 'Blue Is the Warmest Color," "Bastards," and More
Blue Is the Warmest Color: The big winner at Cannes this year was Abdellatif Kechiche's film about a young woman whose life bursts open when she meets a girl who introduces her to desire and to herself, really. This will no doubt be a staple of most critics' Top 10 lists come the end of the year, so it's not to be missed.
The Square: The uprisings in Egypt during the Arab spring, particularly the events in Tahrir Square, are documented in thrillingly immersive detail, from right in the middle of the uprising. After playing festivals at Sundance, Toronto, and New York, it's finally hitting theaters.
Bastards: Acclaimed director Claire Denis brings her atmospheric style to this thriller about a man seeking revenge for the suicide of his brother-in-law.
Blood Brother: The big winner in the documentary competition at Sundance was this story of American Rocky Braat, who dedicated himself to working at an HIV clinic in India.