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VIVEMENT DIMANCHE!
1983, Janus Films, 110 min, Dir: François Truffaut

In François Truffaut’s delightfully entertaining tribute to Hitchcock, a businessman (Jean-Louis Trintingnant) is wrongly accused of murder, and while he goes on the lam his secretary (Fanny Ardant) tries to find the real killer. Gorgeous black-and-white photography by Nestor Almendros and a witty screenplay (by Truffaut and frequent collaborators Suzanne Schiffman and Jean Aurel, adapting hardboiled American writer Charles Williams’ The Long Saturday Night) make this one of the director’s most enjoyable efforts.


ANNIE
1982, Sony Repertory, 126 min, Dir: John Huston

Young hotheaded orphan Annie (Aileen Quinn) is rescued from a cruel orphanage by a wealthy industrialist, Oliver Warbucks (the wonderful Albert Finney), but the wicked orphanage supervisor (Carol Burnett) tries to profit from the situation. A family musical with lots of movement, color, dance and music with sumptuous production numbers.


LIONHEART
2018, Netflix, 95 min, Dir: Genevieve Nnaji

In her directorial debut, Nigerian star Genevieve Nnaji constructs a moving story of female empowerment set against the backdrop of a male-dominated corporate world. After a sudden health crisis, Chief Obiagu (Pete Edochie) must appoint a temporary head of his family transportation business, which is on the brink of financial ruin. Despite her obvious qualifications, daughter Adaeze (Nnaji) is passed over for the promotion when the chief appoints her unruly uncle Godswill (Nkem Owoh) instead. Despite her feelings of betrayal, it is up to Adaeze to keep her uncle in check and the family business afloat. “A feel-good story the entire family can watch, and Nnaji's performance makes you want to see Adaeze win in the end.” - Joel Keller, Decider.


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