Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. On the way she enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past.
A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.
Awkwafina gives an amazing performance, proving she can more than handle being the lead and giving a dramatic performance. This film deals with a topic that in a way can be felt in any culture. This is the topic of whether or not it's right to reveal a secret and possibly worry the person who you want to tell or keep it to yourself to shoulder that burden. What I love about this film is how everyone expresses at times subtle and at other times clear concern of their secret being revealed to their terminally ill matriarch. Props to everyone in this film, especially Awkwafina who I believe should be featured in many future films as she gives a stellar performance.
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