It’s been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic first closed cinema doors all over the world. This past year has been a rollercoaster but fortunately, that hasn’t affected the quality of films that have come out. The summer season is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to prioritise watching movies. If you love a good film but don’t know where to start, Beyond has got you covered. Our cine-literate team have compiled a list of extraordinary films to watch this summer!
#1 Nomadland 2020
Fern (Frances McDormand) is left grieving and broken-hearted after the only life she knew was forced from her grip. After facing serious familial and financial loss, Fern packs up her campervan and starts a precarious, nomadic lifestyle. Along her travels she meets kindred spirits and tries to make sense of her new ‘house-less’ reality.
#2 Supernova 2020
After two decades together, Sam and Tucker decide to completely alter their lives to travel across England in their old RV. Following Tusker’s dementia diagnosis, visiting friends, family and places from their past becomes their life’s mission. Spending time together and creating memories is the most important thing they have.
#3 Limbo 2020
Limbo centres on four asylum seekers who are staying on a fictional remote island in Scotland. One of them is Omar, a young Syrian musician with serious potential. After being separated from his family, he begins taking cultural awareness classes, while awaiting the fate of his asylum request.
#4 Tenet 2020
A CIA operative, known as the Protagonist, is chosen to join the ranks of a shady government organisation called Tenet. The group is charged with ensuring the survival of the human race and tasked with the responsibility of handling terrifying technology and the constant paranoia of future attacks from their opposition. The future of our world is hanging by a thread and the Tenet are the only lifeline.
#5 Parasite 2019
Parasite follows the Kim family who are living hand-to-mouth, struggling to make ends meet until their son Ki-woo is presented with an opportunity. Though he has no experience teaching English, his desperation forces him to scheme his way into landing a job tutoring Da-hye, the daughter from the wealthy Park family. The Kim family gain employment by posing as highly skilled workers but things don’t work out exactly as they wish.
If you’d like more films to watch this summer, check out our top 10 teacher films!
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