Basel Kino December 2017

Murder on the Orient Express (Capitol) Mystery thriller directed by Kenneth Branagh starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Leslie Odum. Kenneth Branagh plays famous detective Hercule Poirot faced with solving a murder on board a train trip through middle Europe. 

Paddington 2 (kultkino atelier) Live action CGI comedy follow-up directed by Paul King and starring Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, and Ben Wishaw as the voice of the happily-settled bear with the Brown family. The film is the follow-up from the 2014 hit original. Paddington 2 is equally sweet, funny, with lots of laughs along the way and a hilarious villian played by Hugh Grant, who steals the show. The film captures the tone of the books and character created by Michael Bond. If you like marmalade then this is the family entertainment this Christmas.  

Coco - 3D (Pathé Küchlin ) Animation directed by Lee Unkrich starring Miguel Rivera, a young boy who dreams of becoming a famous musician and studies great Mexican superstar gitarists like Ernesto de la Cruz. Miguel's great-grandfather left the family home to travel the world as a troubadour which was not appreciated. The family are pushing Miguel into becoming a shoemaker. One day at a talent contest in the town square - Dia de los Muertas.  

Justice League (Pathé Küchlin) Adventure comic directed by Zack Snyder and starring Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck. Bruce Wayne enrolls meta-humans Batman and Wonder Woman to face the challenge of the new danger to the extinction of the world. Includes Aquaman, Cyborg and Flash. 

Human Flow (kultkino atelier) A documentary directed by the chinese artist and director Ai Wei Wei. Based on the work from 25 different film crews filming events involving people displaced through war, climate change, hunger and oppression. Ai Wei Wei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profound personal human impact. About 65 million people worldwide have been displaced since World War II - an extraordinary number even in our times of uncertainty. The documentary involves fliming in Afghanistan, Mexico, Bangladesh, France, Germany, Greece, Lebanon. We need a great deal more tolerance to learn to love one another and to live with each other.