Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Elisa's Must Watch Films - Disobedience, Cargo, The Dark, Home + Away, The Party's Just Beginning

Tribeca Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and we're excited to immerse ourselves in film, television and VR! There's always so much to see and hardly any time to spare!
So here's my short list of what films I'm most excited to see. It was incredibly difficult this year to chose just five so I'm glad both of us are gain choosing five since I won't overlap with Gaby's list; she's got some great choices! 

Here are five of my must watch films:


The film I've been most excited for at this year's festival is Disobedience starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola. The film debuted at Toronto Film Festival last year to a ton of buzz. The film, based on the novel by Naomi Alderman, is about a young woman, Ronit (Rachel Weisz) who returns home after the death of her estranged father. She grew up in an Orthodox Community, the daughter of a beloved rabbi, left disgraced after falling in love with her best friend, Esti (Rachel McAdams), who is now married to her cousin (Nivola). I loved the book and am excited about this adaptation, starring some of my favourite actors and directed by Sebastián Lelio!


Martin Freeman stars in Cargo, the feature length film based on the incredible short from 2013 (watch it if you haven't). Andy (Freeman) is a father who must find a safe haven for his daughter in post-apocalyptic Australia as the hours count down to he begins turning into a zombie himself.

The Dark

Nadia Alexander was in our favourite film of last year's festival, Blame; in which she also won Best Actress in a U.S. Narrative Feature Film. This year in The Dark, she plays an unhappily undead girl who haunts the woods near her childhood home. She befriends a young blind boy who has his own demons and learns more about herself in the process. Excited to see the film and Nadia in another brilliant performance.

Home + Away

Home + Away follows the athletic, academic, and home lives of three teenagers who live in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and attend high school across the border in El Paso, TX. With everything going on in the world, this will be an incredibly insightful and thought-provoking documentary.

The Party's Just Beginning

Karen Gillan, whom we all know and love, is making her directorial debut with The Party's Just Beginning! Liusaidh (Gillan) is dealing with the suicide of her best friend, as her own life spins out of control. Gillan has written and directed this coming-of-age story, based in the Scottish Highlands.

Be sure to check out these films and more at this year's Tribeca Film Festival!

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