Films to watch in February: The second part of ‘Dune’, Spiderverse action and Dua Lipa in cinema

In this article, we compiled 10 films that will be screened in cinemas in February.

Usually, February does not seem to be a very fruitful month for film releases – most festival premieres have already played out, everyone has seen the main Oscar nominees, and the next long-awaited films are being pushed back to spring.

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Director: Matthew Vaughn

When: February 1, 2024 (United Kingdom)

Ellie Conway’s spy novels are gaining popularity among a wider audience. The writer prefers to leave the house as little as possible, so travelling by train is a real challenge for her. On the way, the unexpected happens. A real spy, Aiden, saves the writer from an attack and brings her to a secret spy base. The fact is that the plots of her books have become dangerously similar to real events unfolding in the secret world.

The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who is known for his stylish and dynamic action films (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and others).

The film’s cast includes such big names as Bryce Dallas Howard, Henry Cavill, and Sam Rockwell, as well as singer Dua Lipa.

Interestingly, the plot is based on a real, unpublished book by Ellie Conway, which is to become the fourth part of the Argylle series.

“I read the book, Apple bought the manuscript, met with [screenwriter Jason] Fuchs, and we just made it up. The fourth book, which the film is based on, was the right one for the film. Mr Lucas was smart enough to start Star Wars with the fourth episode, so why not do it again?” the director commented.

Perfect Days

Directed by: Wim Wenders

When: 25 May 2023 (Cannes)

The new work by three-time Oscar nominee Wim Wenders tells the story of Hirayama, a toilet cleaner in Tokyo. He is completely satisfied with his simple life: he follows a structured daily routine and devotes his free time to his passions – listening to rock music, reading books, and growing trees. However, more and more details about Hirayama’s life and personal qualities are revealed through a series of unexpected encounters.

“Perfect Days” is a poem of extraordinary grace and beauty that celebrates everyday life.

The film was an official Oscar contender in the Best International Feature Film category, with a script written in just three weeks and filming taking 17 days.

The Teachers’ Lounge

Directed by: Ilker Chatak

When: 18 February 2023 (BIFF)

When one of her school students is suspected of stealing, Karla Novak, a young idealistic teacher, decides to get to the bottom of the case. However, her seemingly innocent actions lead to unpredictable consequences. Events unfold in the direction of the worst-case scenario, exposing all the negative features of the education system and the influence of teachers, parents, and students on each other. One dramatic event turns into a psychological war, and Karla herself finds herself caught between her ideals and the school system, where the consequences of her actions threaten to break her.

The film has become an official contender for the 2024 Academy Awards in the Best International Film category from Germany.

Madame Web

Director: S.J. Clarkson

When: 14 February

New York paramedic Cassie Webb saves lives every day. She was rescuing injured people from a car that had been involved in an accident when the wrecked car fell off a bridge. Cassie miraculously survived and has been haunted by strange visions ever since. She soon realised that she could see the future. Three girls she has never met before are in danger. They are all being hunted by a mysterious, sinister stranger.

Dakota Johnson played the title role, a mutant with psychic powers that help her predict the future of other superheroes in the universe.

“It was an incredible experience. I don’t think you can be prepared for something like this, but I learned a lot. It’s a completely different way of making films,” the actress said about the filming process.

Johnson’s character in the film is a re-imagining of the original Madame Webb, Cassandra Webb from the comics.

In the comics, Webb is a blind elderly woman who suffers from myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disorder that forces her to use a life support system. She guides others instead of risking her own life in the conflict.

Dune: Part Two

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve

When: In the cinema from February 29.

Many filmgoers were looking forward to the second part of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. After all, the first instalment was surprisingly successful, although fans of the original Dune book by Frank Herbert were outraged by the simplification and some distortion of the original story. Other critics found the film to be impressive, but somewhat overlong and lacking in “action”.

And for them, the sequel will be interesting, because it promises to be much more dynamic – we will have to see the confrontation between the Harkonnen thieves and the local Freemen rebels and find out whether young Paul Atreides will survive the fate that was predicted for him. And what can we do without Hans Zimmer’s music? So the new Dune can be considered the most anticipated film of 2024.

The story takes place on the desert planet Arrakis, where the world’s most valuable substance, spices, are mined. Paul, a descendant of the House of Atrid, and his mother Jessica join the Freemen, led by Stilgar. They set out to meet a terrible and inevitable future – a war that will spread to every known corner of the empire. In addition, several star actors (Florence Pugh, Lea Seydoux, Austin Butler, and others) have joined the cast to portray new characters.

For example, Fade Raut, the unsurpassed villain whom the director decided not to show in the first part. Now the character will appear in the sequel, played by Austin Butler.

“Dune 2 is supposed to correct the mistake of the original 1984 film when Feyd Rauta was not given the importance he had in the novel. The black-and-white footage is a clear indication of the director’s decision to add Rauta’s gladiatorial fights, which are a fundamental part of the character’s construction before the final fight against Paul Atreides.

The Fall Guy

Director: David Leitch

When: 29 February

In this adaptation of the 1980s TV series of the same name, Ryan Gosling plays Colt Sivers, a once top stuntman who reunites with Jodie (Emily Blunt), his former lover, after he is hired to work on a film she is directing.

When the film’s star, Jodie, disappears, Sievers must find the missing actor to finish the film, but uncovering a criminal conspiracy threatens to derail not only his mission but his job and his plan to win back the love of his life.

The Holdovers

Director: Alexander Payne

When: 29 February

“The Holdovers became a real hit at the end of 2023 and an unexpected dark horse that received several nominations at the upcoming Oscars (in particular, in the Best Picture and Best Actor categories).

A stingy teacher at a New England prep school stays on campus over the Christmas break to babysit a few students who have nowhere else to go. Soon he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a smart but deranged tomboy, and with the school’s chef, a woman who has just lost her son in the Vietnam War.