THE LOST CITY OF Z
2016, Amazon Studios, 141 min, Dir: James Gray

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, this is the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite ridicule from the scientific establishment, the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) - returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. A stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.


EL INCA
2016, 128 min, Venezuela, Dir: Ignacio Castillo Cottin

“The only fight he lost was the one against himself.” This tragic love story is based on the life of two-time World Boxing Champion Edwin “El Inca” Valero (Alexander Leterni). Accompanied by his wife to rings around the world, the charismatic fighter from the Venezuelan Andes defeats all rivals with devastating knockouts. But while his professional life soars, his personal life starts to stagger, as Edwin establishes a relationship with another woman and becomes trapped in insecurity and an increasing drug addiction.


MRS. BROWN
1997, Park Circus/Miramax, 103 min, UK/Ireland/USA, Dir: John Madden

Following the death of Prince Albert in 1861, a devastated Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) largely retreated from public life. In an effort to coax her back to her royal duties, one of Albert’s trusted servants, John Brown (Billy Connolly), was assigned to work for the monarch; the scandalously close relationship that ensued inspired this perceptive and witty fact-based drama. Dench’s performance as Victoria brought her Golden Globe and BAFTA awards as well as an Oscar nomination.


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