In the late eighteenth century, the Kingdom of Dahomey, armed with wealth, political influence, and a ruthless army, flourished as one of Africa's most powerful states. Yet as greedy European merchants encroached upon Africa, seeking riches at the brutal, heartless expense of its people, fierce warrior Nanisca (Viola Davis) inspires her king, Ghezo (John Boyega), to stand against the Europeans to uphold the freedom of their people. Gina Prince-Bythewood directs the historical epic inspired by true events. Co-starring Lashana Lynch, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and Thuso Mbedu.
A sombre vampire mesmerises a young reporter with the story of his ghastly transformation from grieving aristocrat to immortal monster, beginning in 18th-century New Orleans with his first encounters with the charismatic and decadent bloodsucker Lestat. The two vamps remain deeply, if reluctantly, connected over the years, while becoming intimately involved with others of their kind.
In this unusual feature from Tunisia, a twelve-year old boy takes advantage of the erotic opportunities his childhood status gives him to ogle women in his mother's bathhouse, and to spy on the attractive woman next door, who is conducting a clandestine affair with a tradesman whom he is friends with. Eventually, his family hires a young girl as a servant, and thanks to her interest in him, at last he has an opportunity to experience a full-fledged sexual encounter. This coming-of-age story features fairly explicit sexual scenes and female nudity which are not commonly found in films made in Muslim countries. Not only that, but women in it are shown to be frankly sexual beings - yet another departure from the cultural norms.