On the edge of a crumbling city, 11-year-old Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel) lives in a sequestered commune, alongside other children, their mothers, and charismatic leader, Gregori (Vincent Cassel). Gregori teaches the children how to raise livestock, grow vegetables, work as a community - and how to kill. As Alexander nears his first job as an assassin, he begins to question the ways of the commune, particularly Gregori's quiet but overpowering influence. Threatened by Alexander's increasing unwillingness to fall in line, Gregori's behavior turns erratic and adversarial toward the child he once considered a son. With the two set dangerously at odds and the commune's way of life disintegrating, the residents fear a violent resolution is at hand in this Sundance award-winning thriller.Wild City (From James Marsh's review)
Hong Kong film aficionados are right to be thrilled that Ringo Lam is back in the director's chair and still invested in telling topical stories through the medium of gun-toting, knife-wielding, car-exploding action cinema, but Wild City offers few surprises. Yet, if Lam is able to bring his signature style to the heightened stakes and spectacle expected by today's audiences, his best work may still be ahead of him.Memories of the Sword (from Well Go USA)
As the greed and excess of a corrupt Monarchy threatens to destroy the once-glorious Goryeo Dynasty, three legendary warriors lead a revolt to overthrow the empire and save its people. But when deceit and betrayal costs the life of a master swordsman, a plot for justice and revenge is set into motion, raging for decades between the two survivors.
From the director of Children of Heaven and starring Lee Byung-hun (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, Terminator Genisys), Memories of the Sword is a lavish epic that blends tragic historical drama with thrilling swordplay and martial arts.
James Marsh contributed to this story.