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4 films to see on the week of July 6-July 13, 2018

Paper Year

FRANNY AND NOAH, a young couple from Los Angeles, rush their union through a courtroom wedding due to low funds. During the first year of their marriage, Franny develops a connection with a guy from her new job, putting her in a tough spot. Directed by Rebecca Addelman, it stars Andie MacDowell, Avan Jogia, Eve Hewson, Eva Stern, and Hamish Linklater. Now Toronto’s Norman Wilner writes, “This is exactly the kind of small, generous film that gets lost in the tsunami of shiny summer blockbusters. So, catch it as soon as you can.”

MTRCB Rating: R-16


AN AMERICAN’S TRIP to Russia shifts course when his partner goes missing. When he gets romantically involved with Katya, a café owner in Serbia, the diamond trade comes into play and events get mysterious. Directed by Matthew Ross, the film stars Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Molly Ringwald, and Pasha Lychnikoff.

MTRCB Rating: R-16

The Music Box

ORPHANED six-year-old Sophie is under her estranged aunt Annabelle’s guardianship and they live in an eerie Victorian house. This develop when Sophie finds a wooden box adorned with strange symbols. Directed by John Real, it stars Antonio Lujak, Fiona Whitelaw, and Antonella Salvucci.

MTRCB Rating: PG

The Maid in London

TO MAKE ENDS MEET, Margo leaves her family and boyfriend in the Philippines to work as a domestic helper in London. There she faces the difficulties of living away from home and hiding from authorities as she is an illegal alien. Directed by Danni H. Ugali, it stars Andy Eigenmann, Matt Evans, Polo Ravales, Alexis Navarro, Joshua de Guzman, Janice Jurado, Rina Reyes, Tere Gonzales, Richard Manabat, and Jun Nayra.

MTRCB Rating: PG