Film picks: French Film Festival, Bones And All, The Wonder

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French Film Festival: Nadia

The 38th edition of the festival, presented as part of the Voilah! France Singapore Festival, runs till Nov 27 and features 30 films.

Among the films showing is the Emmy-nominated documentary Nadia (rating to be confirmed, 87 minutes). It recounts the tumultuous journey of Nadia Nadim, who plays for the Danish women’s football team. The 34-year-old was born in Afghanistan, but her family fled the country in 2000 after her father, a military officer, was executed by the Taliban.

The refugee family settled in Denmark, where she found a career as a professional footballer, playing for clubs in the country, France and the United States while also working with non-government agencies that help women and girls.

Attending the screening in person is French director Anissa Bonnefont, who will take questions from the audience after the show.

Where: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway/Lavender When: Saturday, 1.30pm Admission: $13 for standard; $11 for student and senior concession holders Info: theprojector.sg/films-and-events/nadia

Bones And All (R21)

131 minutes, now showing, 4 stars

In Reagan-era America, Maren (Taylor Russell) lives in poverty with her father. They are forced to move whenever Maren’s criminal tendencies emerge.

An incident forces her to seek her birth mother to discover the source of her strangeness. On the road, she meets Lee (Timothee Chalamet) and feels a kinship with the drifter, who, like her, is driven by violent urges. They traverse the country’s smaller highways – sometimes meeting other serial murderers, each with his or her own story to tell.

Italian director Luca Guadagnino (horror film Suspiria, 2018; romantic drama Call Me By Your Name, 2017, also starring Chalamet) treats the horror a...

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