La La Land
Director: Damien Chazelle
Running Time: 128′
Summer: Saturday night, we’ll sink into our seats right, as they dimmed out all the lights, a technicolor world made out of music and machine, it calls you to be on that screen and live inside each scene…
Damien Chazelle’s ravishing, almost Best Picture Oscar winning love letter to the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals, is the perfect way to welcome the arrival of Summer. Meet aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and beguiling jazz fanatic Sebastian (Ryan Gosling); she wants to be an established actress like the ones that she serves at the coffee shop; he wants to open a bar that will play pure, uncompromising jazz. Passionate and ambitious, they will fall in love to the sounds of Justin Hurwitz’s already iconic soundtrack, only to realise that their dreams threaten to keep them apart. La La Land is for the ones who dream; the ones who burst into song and dance for no obvious reason; the ones who spend way too much time in traffic; the hopeless romantics; the stargazers; the jazz lovers; the jazz haters; and the ones who are ready to fall in love all over again with one of the most exhilarating cinematic experiences of the year.