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10 Movies You Must See In July

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Our guide to the most interesting movies coming to UK/ROI cinemas this July.


So much for summer blockbuster season, with Spider-Man: Far From Home the only movie that might fit that category hitting cinemas this July. That means a host of intriguing indies and foreign language films are coming to the big screen. Here are the 10 movies we're most interested in seeing this July.



Spider-Man: Far from Home
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As much a teen comedy as a superhero romp, Spider-Man: Homecoming proved a breath of fresh air in the stuffy realm of the comic book movie. In Far from Home, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) finds his school tour of Europe interrupted when he is enlisted by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to battle the villainous Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).

In cinemas July 2nd.




Knife + Heart
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Set in the late '70s Parisian gay porn scene, Knife + Heart stars Vanessa Paradis as a porn producer whose stars are being killed by a masked maniac. The film is a witty and stylish homage to the Italian giallo thrillers of the '70s that, like the work of Peter Strickland and Anna Biller, manages to feel fresh and never strays into the realms of parody.

In cinemas July 5th.

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Midsommar
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Director Ari Aster burst onto the horror scene last year with his acclaimed debut Hereditary. He's sticking with the genre for his sophomore effort, Midsommar, which stars Florence Pugh as a young tourist who finds herself welcomed into a sinister Swedish village. Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and William Jackson Harper also star.

In cinemas July 5th.




Never Look Away
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The Lives of Others director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck continues to explore Germany's troubled past with Never Look Away. Set in post-WWII Germnay, the film concerns a young art student (Tom Schilling) who falls for a fellow pupil (Paula Beer), unaware of her connection to a traumatic incident in his childhood.

In cinemas July 5th.




Our Time
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Often compared to Terrence Malick and Andrei Tarkovsky due to his languid - some would say patience testing - filmmaking, Mexico's Carlos Reygadas returns with his first film since 2012's Post Tenebras Lux. Our Time features the director and his family playing fictional versions of themselves in a story of a failing relationship.

In cinemas July 12th.




Gwen
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Writer/director William McGregor's feature debut evokes the tropes of folk horror to tell the story of a young woman (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) in 19th  century Wales who finds herself struggling to keep her dysfunctional family together. Mark Lewis Jones and Maxine Peake also star.

In cinemas July 19th.




My Friend the Polish Girl
My Friend the Polish Girl
Writer/directors Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek's My Friend the Polish Girl stars Emma Friedman as a London based filmmaker in search of a subject for a documentary on immigration. Polish wannabe actress Alicja (Aneta Piotrowska) seems ideal for her plans, but she may not be all she initially seems.

In cinemas July 19th.




Teen Spirit
teen spirit
Actor turned director Max Minghella's film stars Elle Fanning as a young girl who enters a prestigious international singing competition, but with the trailer boasting an aesthetic that appears to lean heavily on the likes of Gaspar Noe and Nicolas Winding Refn, it looks like she may have to contend with the dark side of fame. Rebecca Hall plays the young hopeful's mentor.

In cinemas July 26th.




The Chambermaid
the chambermaid
This character study from director Lila Aviles follows a young single mother (Gabriela Cartol) who works as a chambermaid in a sprawling Mexican hotel. If Roma made you thirsty for more dramas involving the underpaid women who keep Mexico ticking over, this might quench you on a hot summer evening.

In cinemas July 26th.




The Intruder
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A throwback to the thrillers of the '90s, The Intruder stars Michael Ealy and Meagan Good as a young couple who move into their dream home, only to find its owner (Dennis Quaid) isn't willing to let it go.

In cinemas July 26th.




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