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Drama / 82 mins. / French / May 14
Laure is the new kid in the town. She likes the color blue, sports a short haircut and is an amazing soccer player. In a new town where no one knows her, she decides to hide her gender and gives herself a new name, Mickael.
She quickly becomes friends with the town children, and they believe that she is a boy. She grows especially close to a girl named Lisa. When Lisa comes over, Laure's younger sister Jeanne quickly realizes what her older sister has been doing. Laure persuades Jeanne to not to tell their parents and instead promises her to take her out on summer adventures with her friends.
Laure has some close calls, and her friends soon grow suspicious of who she really is. Can they still be friends after her secret is out in the open?
The Call of the Wild (12)
Adventure, Drama, Family / 100 mins. / English / May 14
During the gold rush in the 1980s, countless people flocked to Alaska in the hopes of finding a fortune.
Meanwhile, Buck, a large, gentle St. Bernard/Scotch Collie, lives a content, even spoiled life in sunny California with his master. One night, he’s abducted and shipped to the Yukon where he faces struggles and hardships that he’s never experienced before. After some adjustment, however, he quickly adapts to the wild ways of life in Alaska.
After some adventures, he meets another companion, John Thornton, and the duo becomes the best of friends in the wild. When Buck meets a female white wolf, however, he begins to feel conflicted about whether to continue his life with Thornton or pursue his desire to live in the wild with the pack that the wolf belongs to.
Hollywood star Harrison Ford plays John Thornton in the film adaptation of the popular novel with the same name.
A Rainy Day in New York (15)
Romance / 92 mins. / English / May 6
New York is one of the most romantic cities in the world, or at least that’s what Gatsby Welles thinks. So when he and his girlfriend Ashleigh visit New York for the weekend to interview a filmmaker Roland Pollard, they’re hoping for a romantic trip together.
They decide to meet after Ashleigh finishes the interview and Gatsby wanders alone in the city to kill time. He runs into a student director friend who asks him to fill in for a screen test, which turns out to be a kissing scene. The counterpart turns out to be Chen, the younger sister of his ex-girlfriend. Although they both feel a spark when they kiss, Gatsby immediately feels guilty and confesses that he has a girlfriend. However, when he tries to call Ashleigh, she is swept up by Pollard and his crew, and the hour-long interview has turned into an exciting adventure. Annoyed, Gatsby goes back to the set for a second screen test.
By coincidence, Gatsby and Chen run into each other that afternoon and as they spend time together, they realize they get along really well.
Directed by Woody Allen, the film stars Timothee Chalamet, Elle Fanning and Selena Gomez.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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