Watch on Cineuropa: Eager to sing and dance? These movies (and their scores) will make you!
- We’ve put together a list of a few films graced with tunes you'll catch yourself humming for days on end
There's nothing like a great soundtrack to help a film transport us into another time and space. And when a score really is phenomenal, it’s the kind of gift that keeps on giving, long after the credits have rolled. Below, we’ve put together a list of a few films graced with tunes you'll catch yourself humming for days on end. From Daft Punk to reggaeton, from rock ’n’ roll to 1980s disco classics - whatever your taste is, we've got you covered. Watch these gems - and sing along to them - on Cineuropa!
These titles are brought to you in partnership with eyelet (read the news), a streaming platform designed to give cinephiles around the world access to the very best in independent cinema. In conjunction with eyelet, we are now able to showcase films we’ve been reviewing over the years - titles you can stream and read about on Cineuropa.
For this latest instalment in our Watch on Cineuropa series, here’s a new selection of films for you to watch on our pages. Enjoy, and stay tuned for the new movies coming your way soon.
The wildest film unveiled in Cannes in 2018 will take you on a journey through the rock scene of 1980s Leningrad, where a group of young Russian musicians struggle against state censorship while chasing dreams of fame and freedom. A feverish dream of a film, and a memorable tribute to the power of music to shake things up.
You don’t need to know anything about reggaeton - in fact, you don’t even need to know how to dance - to feel your body itch to twirl and shake to Pablo Larrain’s outstanding film, a portrait of a young woman dancing her way into adulthood with rambunctious and contagious energy.
Eden [+see also:
interview: Charles Gillibert
interview: Mia Hansen-Løve
Mia Hansen-Løve’s stupefying “Eden” is a lot more than a portrait of an aspiring Parisian DJ in the early 1990s - it’s a dazzling, intoxicating canvas of a whole era, city, and music, graced with the timeless hits by Daft Punk and other icons.
A memorable homage to childhood and sisterhood, by turns uplifting and devastating, graced with a lacerating score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. If you’ve missed Deniz Game Ergüven’s “Mustang,” here’s your chance to make amends.
Rubén Mendoza’s road-trip across Colombia follows four estranged sisters suddenly reunited after the unexpected death of their father. It’s a tender coming-of-age that will leave you in awe of its ensemble cast, and of Mendoza’s skills in capturing the girls’ shapeshifting relations. Our tip for the perfect triple bill? Watch it with “Mustang,” and let yourself be lulled by their outstanding scores.
Pawlikowski’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning “Ida” conjures a heart-wrenching ode to love across time and space - one of the greatest and most lacerating romances to grace the screen in recent years. Brace yourself: in a movie stashed with arresting scenes, Joanna Kulig’s singing – and dancing – will floor you.
Alain Gomis’ engrossing tale of a Congolese singer scrambling to save her son won the Silver Bear in Berlin back in 2017. Drenched with infectious energy and songs, “Félicité” lives up to its title: conjuring a riveting portrait of a city and its people.
What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to put together starts to crumble? Mia Hansen-Løve’s achingly beautiful “Things To Come” follows Isabelle Huppert - in a riveting turn - as a middle-aged woman grappling a disintegrating marriage, and all the newfound freedom that comes with it. Hansen-Løve’s taste in music is just as impeccable as her directing.
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