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10 Movies You Must See in April

10 Movies You Must See in April
Our guide to the most exciting new movies coming to UK/ROI screens in April.


Air (April 5th, cinemas)
Directed by Ben Affleck from a script by Alex Convery, Air tells the true story of Nike's ground-breaking deal with basketball legend Michael Jordan, which led to the creation of the iconic Air Jordan footwear brand. Affleck reunites with Matt Damon, who plays Nike's basketball guru Scotty Vaccaro, with Viola Davis appearing as Jordan's mother Deloris.


Lola (April 7th, cinemas)
Directed by Andrew Legge and co-written with Angeli Macfarlane, Lola stars Emma Appleton and Stefanie Martini as two sisters in WWII England who revive a machine developed by their late father that allows them to receive broadcasts from the future. Initially beguiled by 1960s and '70s music, the sisters decide to put their machine to use in the war effort, with potentially disastrous results.

Leonor Will Never Die

Leonor Will Never Die (April 7th, cinemas)
Renowned Philippines stage actress Sheila Francisco makes her screen lead role debut in writer/director Martika Ramirez Escobar's Leonor Will Never Die. Francisco plays Leonor Reyes, once a star of the Philippines' action cinema industry. While reading an unfinished script she falls into a coma, and fiction and reality begin to blur.

One Fine Morning

One Fine Morning (April 14th, cinemas)
One of the best films we've seen on the 2023 festival circuit is One Fine Morning. Written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden; Bergman Island), the film stars Léa Seydoux as a single mother coping with her father's declining health while negotiating an affair with a married man. The French star delivers what might be a career best performance.


Missing (April 21st, cinemas)
After serving as editors of the "screenlife" thriller Searching, Will Merrick and Nick Johnson have now written and directed a similarly themed thriller in Missing. In similar fashion to Searching, the film stars Storm Reid as a teenager who takes to the internet to solve the mystery of her mother's (Nia Long) disappearance, with the action playing out on the screens of her devices.

Evil Dead Rise

Evil Dead Rise (April 21st, cinemas)
Directed by Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground), Evil Dead Rise stars Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan as a pair of sisters who unleash the Deadites upon discovering the Necronomicon. This one seems to adopt the more serious tone of Fede Alvarez's 2013 film rather than Sam Raimi's Three Stooges influenced originals.


Pacifiction (April 21st, cinemas)
Director Albert Serra's political thriller takes a look at France's colonial past. Benoît Magimel plays a French government official who acts as High Commissioner to the island of Tahiti. As he indulges his pleasures in local haunts, he finds himself confronted by rumours of nuclear testing returning to the area.

Sick of Myself

Sick of Myself (April 21st, cinemas)
Like Joachim Trier's The Worst Person in the WorldKristoffer Borgli's Sick of Myself is another tale of a messy young woman negotiating life in Oslo. Kristine Kujath Thorp is outstanding as Signe, a narcissist who poisons herself in order to gain attention. What begins as a sharp satire of victim culture morphs into the realms of body horror.

Love According to Dalva

Love According to Dalva (April 28th, cinemas)
Written and directed by Emmanuelle Nicot, Love According to Dalva stars newcomer Zelda Samson, who scooped the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star award at Cannes 2022 for her performance as the title character. Dalva is a 12-year-old whose world is disrupted when she is placed into foster care. Obsessed with growing up, she gradually learns to embrace her childhood.

Polite Society

Polite Society (April 28th, cinemas)
The feelgood crowd-pleaser of the 2023 winter film festival circuit is director Nida Manzoor's uproarious feature debut. Priya Kansara plays Ria, an aspiring young stuntwoman and martial artist. When her sister seems destined for a semi-arranged marriage, Ria puts her skills to work in an effort to stop the wedding, resulting in a madcap mix of dance numbers and smackdowns.