Sarajevo’s Cinema City announced two new films this week, an exciting true story drama centering on an explorer gone missing in the South America jungles, and a comedy featuring a beloved French star.
The Lost City of Z (directed by James Grey) tells the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.
The Lost City of Z’s stately pace and visual grandeur hearken back to classic exploration epics, and Charlie Hunnam turns in a masterful performance as its complex protagonist.
Family Heist (directed by Pascal Bourdiaux) is a French comedy about an international thief hunted by police forces around the world who has had a brush with death, which has led him to decide to make up for lost time and bring his two daughters together around a common goal: to steal a Stradivarius worth 15 million euros. Between blunders, amateur tactics, and spats between his two daughters, the man quickly understands that this robbery is going to be no work in the park – and may even be bad for his health.