Movies by Mills (November 2018)

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ONLY YOU Directed by Harry Wootliff Starring: Laia Costa, Josh O’Connor, Peter Wright. When two rising stars come together in a romantic drama are instantly attracted to each other on a New Year’s Party in Glasgow you hope that the relationship will last. The couple are Elena and Jake played by Laia Costa and Josh O’Connor. For screen romances to work they have to be believable and in this film the realism is so real that you feel that you really are watching a pair of lovers and are privileged to observe them and their highs and lows. Everything is going well for them and they adore each other and then Jake wants to start a family and that is when the problems begin. Jake and Elena keeping trying for a baby and then Elena begins to believe that she is infertile but still they keep trying and it seems she is constantly seeing other mothers we their young ones and arguments begin to set in between her and Jake. For the first time their relationship begins to strain and snap. Elena’s father advises them that this happens and not to blame themselves. While Jake blames himself and thinks it was a stupid idea after so many failures of conception. Only You premiered at LFF and it was the first feature for director Harry Wootliff and a very impressive one for her. Laia Costa is quite amazing as Elena. She really established herself as an actress with a fine future when she made Victoria, an adrenalinepacked heist thriller set on the streets of night-time Berlin that features the technical feat of being shot in a single, unbroken take. Victoria, a young woman from Madrid, meets four local guys outside a nightclub in the early hours of the morning. Sonne and his friends are Berliners who try to show her the real side of the city. But when the group are suddenly forced to repay a debt for a member of the city’s criminal underworld the night quickly spirals out of control.