What’s on in cinemas | November indie films

What's on in cinemas? November offers a fantastic collection of cinematic treats for those who aren’t into people dressing up as panthers or munching on human flesh. 

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Something In The Dirt / November 4

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Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead follow Synchronic with another cosmic, confusing but arresting sci-fi thriller. Something In The Dirt might be their most personal and ambitious film to date, but whether you’re a fan of their previous work or were enchanted by their episodes of Moon Knight, it’s well worth checking out.

Living / November 4

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Bill Nighy turns in a devastating performance in this adaptation of a Kazuo Ishiguro novel. As Nighy’s character Williams finds out he doesn’t have much time left, directed by Oliver Hermanus, Living is a gentle and subtle look at what makes life worth living. We recommend bringing tissues. You’re going to need them.

Causeway / November 4

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Jennifer Lawrence stars in Lila Neugebauer’s drama as a veteran recovering from a traumatic brain injury. She connects with Brian Tyree Henry’s mechanic as the two bond over past traumas. Driven by excellent performances, we called Causeway “a moving meditation on living through trauma.”

The Swimmers / November 11

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While there is no official date for streaming, Netflix is bringing Sally El-Hosaini’s moving new film The Swimmers to cinemas this November. Based on actual events, The Swimmers follows two Syrian refugees, Yusra and Sara, as they journey from their war-torn home to Germany. Yusra also dreams of making it to the Olympics as a swimmer in this life-affirming drama.

Aftersun / November 18

Normal People star Paul Mescal plays a young father on holiday in Turkey with his daughter Sophie (impressive newcomer Frankie Coiro). An adult Sophie reminisces about the trip but tries to piece together a picture of the real person her father was. Writer-director Charlotte Wells’ feature debut is a piercingly melancholic and loving look at memory and how we never really know our parents.

Nanny / November 25

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An undocumented Senegalese immigrant, Aisha works as a nanny for a wealthy American family but dreams of bringing her young son to the US. She is soon haunted by terrifying visions of West African folklore figures. Are they trying to warn her of something? Nanny won the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, where it had its World Premiere.

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