Love and fear are in the air!
Sound like a weird mix? Not in this post which showcases trailers for two romantic comedies and one film which takes claustrophobia to a whole other place none of us really want to go to … EVER.
My recommendation? Watch the scary one first and then go and get all romantically comedied up after that and remind yourself that life is mostly the good stuff.
I know, I know hard to keep in mind when the world remains mostly upended by a pandemic but it’s true and thank goodness we have cinema to remind us of that …
Monday follows the story of Mickey (Sebastian Stan) and Chloe (Denise Gough), two Americans in their mid-thirties living in Athens, who meet in the heat of summer one whirlwind weekend. When Chloe’s time in Greece is drawing to a close, she decides to give up her high-flying job back home and explore whether one weekend’s passion can stand the reality of the inevitable Monday. Monday is directed by the Greek producer / filmmaker Argyris Papadimitropoulos, director of the films Bank Bang, Wasted Youth, and Suntan previously, and a producer on many other films. The screenplay is written by Rob Hayes and Argyris Papadimitropoulos. (synopsis via First Showing)
Monday releases in USA on 16 April 2021.
A woman (Laurent) wakes up in a cryogenic unit with no memory. Quickly running out of oxygen, she must find a way to remember who she is in order to survive. Oxygen is the latest film directed by acclaimed French genre filmmaker Alexandre Aja, of the films High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, Piranha 3D, Horns, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, and Crawl previously. The screenplay is written by Christie LeBlanc. Produced by Aja, Brahim Chioua, Noémie Devide, James Engle, Grégory Levasseur, Vincent Maraval, and Adam Riback. (synopsis courtesy First Showing)
Oxygen premieres on Netflix on 12 May.
In Just Say Yes, Yolanthe Cabau plays the role of Lotte. Lotte has been planning her perfect wedding for years but sees her dream shatter in one million little pieces when the groom decides to cancel last minute. Just Say Yes is co-directed by Dutch filmmakers Appie Boudellah (director of F*ck de Liefde previously) & Aram van de Rest (actor and director of the films Joris en Boris en het geheim van de tempel and Sinterklaas & het gouden hoefijzer previously), now making their first feature together. The screenplay is written by Appie Boudellah, Mustapha Boudellah, Marie Kiebert, and Maarten van den Broek. Produced by Adel Adelson. (synopsis via First Showing)
Just Say Yes premieres on Netflix on 2 April.