Whether it’s the breathtaking backdrop of The Grand Harbour setting the evening’s tranquil scene, or the casual (and free) seating arrangements on the sloping steps of Valletta, Cinemoon Festival has quickly become a favourite weekly summer event.
But now they need your help… to decide what they’re going to show. Their weekly screening selection has been left up their attendees. A general theme is used to group the three weekly options, but only one will make it to the light of day – or in this case, the dark of night…
This week the Cinemoon gods have selected three films based on the theme “Two-Timing”, for their 8pm Thursday event:
La Vida de Nadie (“Nobody’s Life”) – Spain, 2002
With a prestigious job and a loving family, Emilio (José Coronado) has the kind of life someone would kill for. But beneath it all is a horrible lie. Emilio’s wife, Ágata (Adriana Ozores), becomes suspicious when Emilio picks up a guest pass to enter the Bank of Spain — where, ostensibly, he works as an economist. But the house of cards starts crashing down when Emilio meets a needy college student, Rosana (Marta Etura), and begins an affair that proves disastrous.
The Double – UK, 2013
An awkward office drone (Jesse Eisenberg) becomes increasingly unhinged after a charismatic and confident look-alike takes a job at his workplace and seduces the woman (Mia Wasikowska) he desires.
Carol – UK, 2015
In this adaptation of the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, Therese (Rooney Mara), a young department-store clerk in 1950s Manhattan, meets Carol (Cate Blanchett), a beautiful older woman stuck in a depressing marriage of convenience. As their bond deepens and they become romantically involved, Carol finds the strength to leave her husband (Kyle Chandler). Unfortunately, her spouse starts to raise questions about her fitness as a mother when he realizes that Carol’s relationships with her best friend Abby (Sarah Paulson) and Therese are more than just friendships.
For avid film-buffs, the Cinemoon film selection process takes place in the gladiatorial colosseum of social media. Three films enter the arena; only one will make it out…