2017, 20th Century Fox, 103 min, USA, Dir: Hany Abu-Assad

What if your life depended on a stranger? Stranded after a tragic plane crash, a surgeon (Idris Elba) and a photojournalist (Kate Winslet) must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote, snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing each other to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible. With Dermot Mulroney and Beau Bridges.

2017, 93 min, Spain, Dir: Adolfo Martínez Pérez

Inspired by real events that took place in August 2012, this riveting war drama follows a joint U.S.-Spanish convoy stopped by a landmine in northern Afghanistan. While inexperienced Lieutenant Conte (Raul Merida) tries to protect the wounded, Captain Varela (Ariadna Gil) flies a Spanish medical helicopter in to evacuate the soldiers - but it crash lands. Impulsive Commander Ledesma (Antonio Garrido) proposes a risky plan to bring everyone back including the helicopter, but as night approaches, so do Taliban fighters.

2017, 90 min, Germany, Dir: Jakob Lass

Twenty-something pushover Maggie (Maria Dragus) is desperate to fit in. After failing the Berlin police entrance exams, she settles for training as a security guard, but her passivity constantly lands her in risky situations. Enter Tiger (Ella Rumpf), an assertive, street-smart young woman who gets what she wants - occasionally by violence - and takes Maggie under her wing. Hitting the streets of Berlin in borrowed security uniforms, the unlikely duo aims to correct minor social injustices, but the increasingly self-confident Maggie ultimately takes things a bit too far. Following his own FOGMA manifesto, director Lass’ third feature skillfully blends mostly improvised dialogue with documentary-style camerawork to bring the powerful, action-packed visuals and stylized fight scenes to life in this intelligently edgy “Martial Arthouse” film.

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