Gaia is a 2021 South African ecological horror thriller film directed and produced by Jaco Bouwer, from a screenplay by Tertius Kapp. It stars Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk, and Anthony Oseyemi. It had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 16, 2021. It was released in a limited release on June 18, 2021, prior to video on demand on June 25, 2021, by Decal. The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise directed at the film’s visuals.
Bollywood is the largest film industry in the world in terms of number of movies produced every year. However, apart from all the hits, flops and the average, there exists another brand of Indian cinema which is deliberately kept out of our reach. Films that indulge in strong (read bold) language, suggestive (read vulgar) scenes, gender taboos, Kashmir issues, religion and basically movies which are way ahead of its time.
The Lost Daughter is a 2021 psychological drama film written and directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal (in her feature directorial debut), based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante. The film stars Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Paul Mescal, Dagmara Domińczyk, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Peter Sarsgaard, and Ed Harris. It had its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2021, where Gyllenhaal won the Golden Osella Award for Best Screenplay. It was released in the United States on December 17, 2021, in a limited release prior to streaming on Netflix on December 31. The film received acclaim from critics.